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Boys Soccer: Willmar nipped by Alexandria, 1-0

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WILLMAR -- Alexandria remained unbeaten in the Central Lakes Conference with a 1-0 win over the Willmar Cardinals on Tuesday.

The only score of the match came in the fifth minute. On a free kick from the side, Kirby Nelson sent the ball to the goal. Keeper Josh Freitas got his hands on the ball but couldn't control it and Sam Johnson pounced on it from about six feet for the score.

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"We didn't play very well the first half, but played a good second half," said Willmar coach Richard Courtney. "We had three or four good chances but couldn't convert."

A busy stretch for Willmar (2-1, 4-3) continues with a home game Thursday against Sauk Rapids.

Scott Hennen, the goalie for Alexandria (4-0, 4-3) stopped eight shots on goal for the shutout.

Alexandria 1, Willmar 0

Alexandria 1 0 -- 1

Willmar 0 0 -- 0

FIRST HALF - Alx: Sam Johnson (Kirby Nelson) 4:14i

SECOND HALF - no scoring

Shots on goal - Alexandria: 5... Willmar: 8

Goalie saves - Alexandria: Scott Hennen 8 ... Willmar: Josh Freitas 4

Non-Conference

CMCS 2, Minnewaska 1

CMCS (3-4) scored twice in the first half on goals from Aaron Wubben and Logan Erickson, then rode out the second half as Minnewaska threatened with Christian Waage's goal.

Bluejays' goalie David Vanderhoeft recorded 10 saves. Ben Peters, in Minnewaska's goal, had eight saves.

CMCS 2 0 -- 2

Minnewaska 0 1 -- 1

FIRST HALF - CMCS: Aaron Wubben (unassisted) 10:00 ... CMCS: Logan Erickson (Jordon Daugherty) 34:00

SECOND HALF - Min: Christian Waage 43:00

Shots on goal - Central Minnesota Christian: 10 ... Minnewaska: 12

Goalie saves - Central Minnesota Christian: David Vanderhoeft 10 ... Minnewaska: Ben Peters 8

Defensive saves - Central Minnesota Christian: Peter Schriner 1 ... Minnewaska: none

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