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Boys soccer: Willmar falls 2-1

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ALEXANDRIA — Willmar was just moments from keeping its unbeaten streak alive Thursday, but Alexandria struck in the final minute of the second overtime period to edge Willmar 2-1 in a Central Lakes Conference match.

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Willmar outshot Alexandria 27-12.

“We had a lot of chances (in overtime) and they didn’t, but they made the most of their chances and we did not,” said Willmar coach Jeff Winter. “We had a lot of wide shots and (shots) to the goalie.”

Juan Contreras scored midway through the second period for Willmar (2-1-1, 4-2-1) after receiving a cross-field pass from David Gomez. After Contreras received the pass he dribbled around the defender and punched the ball in the bottom left corner.

Alexandria (2-3, 3-5) took a quick 1-0 lead after Kevin Roedel scored three minutes into the match.

Now with its five-match unbeaten streak snapped, Willmar will try to start a new streak on Monday when it travels down Highway 23 to face Marshall on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Alexandria 2, Willmar 1

Willmar (2-1-1, 4-2-1)       0 1 0 0 — 1

Alexandria (2-3, 3-5)        1 1 0 1 — 2

FIRST HALF – Alex: Kevin Roedel 3:00

SECOND HALF – Wil: Juan Contreras (David Gomez) 59:00

FIRST OVERTIME – no scoring

SECOND OVERTIME – Alex: Kagan Foster 89:00

SHOTS ON GOAL – Willmar: 27 … Alexandria: 12

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Charlie Trochlil 10 … Alexandria: Quinton Nienaber 26

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