Soccer: Steeves, Royals tip Buffalo 2-0; will duel Chisago Lakes for league lead

Mitch Steeves knocked in both goals as the Rogers Royals stayed unbeaten in conference with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Bison on Thursday evening in Buffalo.

This sets up a showdown for the Mississippi 8 lead against conference newcomer Chisago Lakes. Both teams are 4-0 in conference heading into a match Tuesday in Rogers at 7 p.m.

Steeves, a junior, scored from close range on a crossing pass from Isaac Aanerud in the first half. He drilled his second goal from the top of the 18 yard box in the second half with a feed from Mike Biah.

C.J. Rich was in goal for the shutout while center midfielders Griffin Johnson and Logan Olkon controlled the middle and distributed the ball effectively.

The Royals improved to 5-6 overall (after an 0-5 start) and Buffalo fell to 2-2-1 in conference and 2-6-1 overall.