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Girls Soccer: Apollo slips past Cardinals 2-1

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Girls Soccer: Apollo slips past Cardinals 2-1
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. CLOUD -- Willmar fell to St. Cloud Apollo 2-1 Thursday but will head into section play on Monday on a positive note.

"That was our best game all season," commented Cardinals coach Chelsea Brown. "Apollo is very fast. We dominated the first half and had a couple of shots; one went just wide. This is the kind of game we needed to play heading into postseason."

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The game was scoreless through the first hour. The Eagles scored the first of their two goals -- both on corner kicks -- in the 61st minute. The second goal came five minutes later for a 2-0 lead.

Willmar forward Stephanie Thompson made it 2-1 with nine minutes left scoring on a throw-in by Lauren Sing.

The Cardinals (0-10-1, 3-12-1) were outshot 10-2 on goal. Jordan Martins made 8 saves.

Willmar opens postseason play Monday; 2A seeding is expected out today.

Note: St. Cloud Apollo, 6-4-2 CLC and 7-5-3 overall, does not provide a roster online. Only numbers were available from the Willmar statistician.

SC Apollo 2, Willmar 1

Willmar 0 1 -- 1

SC Apollo 0 2 -- 2

FIRST HALF - No scoring

SECOND HALF - Apo: name not available 61:00 .. Apo: name not available 66:00 .... Wil: Stephanie Thompson (Lauren Sing) 71

SHOTS ON GOAL - Willmar: 2 ... St. Cloud Apollo: 10

GOALIE SAVES - Willmar: Jordan Martins 8 ... St. Cloud Apollo: name not available 2

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