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Boys Soccer: Willmar secures second in CLC

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WILLMAR -- Willmar scored in the match's second minute and then relied on the goalkeeping of Patrick Courtney to claim a 1-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over Alexandria on Thursday.

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Abdiladif Ibrahim scored the lone goal, beating an Alexandria defender and then drilling the ball to the far upper corner. Liam Johnston, off a throw-in, made the kick pass to Ibrahim.

Willmar keeper Courtney made a diving stop to save a goal at the end of the first half. He stopped a point-blank shot in the second half.

The win secured second place for Willmar (7-3-2, 10-4-2) in the Central Lakes behind champion Sartell.

Willmar hosts Sauk Rapids at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regular-season finale.

In Section 2A, No. 4 Willmar will host No. 13 Hutchinson at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Willmar 1, Alexandria 0

Alexandria (5-5-3, 5-7-4) 0 0 -- 0

Willmar (7-3-2, 10-4-1) 1 0 -- 1

FIRST HALF - Wil: Abdiladif Ibrahim (Liam Johnston) 2;00

SECOND HALF - No scoring

Shots on goal - Alexandria: 6 ... Willmar: 13

Goalie saves - Alexandria: Scott Hennen 12 ... Willmar: Patrick Courtney 6

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