DECATUR -- It was Wegmann vs. Wegmann Wednesday at St. Teresa as the Alex Wegmann-coached Generals played Davis Wegmann's Bulldogs.
Both teams had clearly circled this game on their schedule as they played a tough, physical and scoreless first half.
The Bulldogs eventually went up 2-0 but allowed MacArthur to come back and tie the game 2-2 with 10:35 left in the game, where it would stay until the final whistle.
Besides father (Alex) battling son (Davis), two other Wegmann brothers took the field for MacArthur (3-5-1), Marco and Mattais Wegmann. It would be Marco that scored the final Generals' goal on a penalty kick to even the score.
"I have been looking forward to this of course because of my son but also St. Teresa is always a good team. They always have the horses, the athletes because they all play club soccer," Alex Wegmann said. "I’m very proud of my boys today, this is my best result ever playing against St. Teresa and we did it. We didn’t give up and we stood our ground."
St. Teresa's Edgar Onate broke the scoring drought eight minutes into the second half and added a second goal two minutes later for the 2-0 lead.
The match could have slipped away from the Generals at that point but MacArthur's forward Dylan Diaz scored in the 28th minute to make it 2-1 followed quickly by the Generals' penalty kick to even the game.
"I was a little anxious all day. We knew it was not going to be a walk in the park and (MacArthur) came down and really showed it. I feel like they might have been a little more hungry than us today. They wanted it a little bit more," Davis Wegmann said.
Strong goalie play was featured on both sides as MacArthur's Brenden Foster had six saves and Colton Moore had five saves for the Bulldogs (8-0-2).
"(Brenden) made some incredible saves and I talked about him at half time. One of his saves was like a professional goaltender save," Alex Wegmann said.