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Albert Lea attacker Katie Williamson, center, just aimed a header off a corner kick at the Willmar goal where Jordan Martins, not pictured, made the stop during a quarterfinal-round match of the Section 2A playoffs Thursday in?Willmar. Players for Willmar reacting to the shot are, from left, Alex Sobieck, Courtney Jacobson, Kayte Cole and Paige Davis. The other Albert Lea players are Gretta Johnson (5) and Sydney Overgaard (4). Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar ousted by Albert Lea


WILLMAR -- Albert Lea outshot Willmar 13-6 and pitched a first-half shutout en route to eliminating the Cardinals from the Section 2A playoffs by collecting a 2-1 win in the quarterfinals Thursday.

The No. 5-seeded Tigers (10-8) got a breakaway goal from Ariel Christensen in the 22nd minute of the first half as they used a north wind and good team speed to press the attack the first half.

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