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CLC boys soccer race gets even hotter as Cards, Sartell play to 3-3 tie

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

SARTELL -- The Willmar boys soccer team tied with Sartell 3-3 on Thursday, throwing the Central Lakes Conference race into a dead heat the final two weeks of the regular season.

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Willmar's Tim Rogers scored with less than five minutes to play to help keep the Cardinals and Sartell tied for first at 10 in the CLC's point system.

Willmar trailed by a goal at the half, but Juan Gomez scored goals in the 56th minute and in the 63rd minute on assists from Handerson Tevelan and Rogers.

Rogers scored the game-tying goal on an assist from Cesar Jimenez in the 75th minute.

The Cardinals played without starting goalie Joaquin Espinoza who was out after suffering an injury in a win over Alexandria earlier this week. Junior Becerra took his place and made 7 saves.

Willmar (9-2-2) plays at New Ulm on Saturday.

Willmar 3, Sartell 3

Willmar 0 3 -- 3

Sartell 1 2 -- 3

FIRST HALF - Sar: Name not available, 33:00.

SECOND HALF - Sar: Hayden Speaks, 42:00; Wil: Juan Gomez (Handerson Tevelan) 56:00; Wil: Gomez (Tim Rogers) 63:00; Sar: Kyle Erickson (Name not available) 70:00; Wil: Rogers (Cesar Jimenez) 75:00

SHOTS ON GOAL - Willmar: 9 ... Sartell: 10

GOALIE SAVES - Willmar: Junior Becerra 7 ... Sartell: Skylar Gardner 6

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