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WILLMAR — Lost momentum on a windy day helped the St. Cloud Apollo boys soccer team shut out Willmar 3-0 on Tuesday at the Kennedy School field.

On a blustery day, Willmar had the advantage of playing with the wind in the first half. But Apollo's Abdifatah Farah scored, with his team playing into the wind, in the eighth minute. Logan Lommel made it 2-0 with a goal in the final minute of the first half.

"Coming in, playing with the wind in the first half, we were thinking, 'Alright,' " said Willmar head coach Jeff Winter. "To go down 1-0 with the other team going against the wind, that hurt."

Willmar had some shots that just missed, he said.

"We had a lot of good chances," Winter said. "If we put one of those in it could have been a completely different game."

The result is a product of a Cardinals team trying to jel, he said.

"We have nine new starters and it's a process of them coming together," Winter said. "Some games they're clicking and some games they don't."

The Cardinals play host to Sartell at 5 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy.

SC Apollo 3,

Willmar 0

SC Apollo................. 2 1 — 3

Willmar ................... 0 0 — 0

FIRST HALF — S: Abdifatah Farah 8th minute ... S: Logan Lommel 39th

SECOND HALF — S: Lommel 63rd fk

SHOTS ON GOAL — SC Apollo: 12 ... Willmar: 10

GOALIE SAVES — SC Apollo: Calvin Walters 10 ... Willmar: Zach Courtney 9

DEFENSIVE SAVES — None

Girls Tennis

Litchfield 7,

GSL 0

Litchfield, ranked No. 3 in the state, lost just one set in its win over Glencoe-Silver lake on Tuesday.

Singles

(1) Avery Stilwell, L, def. Justin Helmbrecht 6-1 6-0 (2) Laney Huhner, L, def. Kaitlyn Doolittle 6-0 6-0 (3) Neriah Lara, L, def. Krissy Major 6-0 6-1 (4) Alyssa Ross, L, def. Katelyn Lemke 6-0 6-0

Doubles

(1) Shanna Kinny/Elise Bierbaum, L, def. Sacha Wilhite/Kira Mattson 6-0 6-0 (2) Vaida Behnke/Taylar Smith, L, def. Taylor Hatlestad/Emma Malz 6-3 6-3 (3) Kelsey Ballard/Britney Prahl, L, def. Tatyana Tkachenko/Ella Matz 6-2 4-6 6-1

B/KMS 5,

Montevideo 2

Benson/KMS swept the doubles and split four singles matches to defeat Montevideo in a West Central Conference match on Tuesday.

B/KMS improved to 3-1 in the conference and is 8-2 overall heading into a match against Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Benson.

Singles

(1) Kori Douglas, M, def. Sophia Curriel 6-1 6-3 (2) Gracie Lenz, B, def. Emily Brace 6-3 6-2 (3) Stacy Johnson, B, def. Lauren Kluver 2-6 7-5 6-3 (4) Alissa Eickoff, M, def. Anna Samuelson 6-0 6-2

Doubles

(1) Olivia Hoffman/Hannah Andrews, B, def. Cassidy Rustman/Abby Gremmels 6-0 6-1 (2) Brenna Knutson/Amy Zniewski, B, def. Megan Siverson/Callie Siverson 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-0 (3) Taylor Samuelson/Susan Knutson, B, def. Erin Smiens/Tyra Sandven 5-7 6-4 6-1

LQPV/DB 4,

Morris/CA 3

Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd won two singles matches and two doubles matches to edge Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday in LQPV High School.

Singles

(1) Anna Hacker, L, def. Lea Asmus 6-4 6-4 (2) Addie Oie, L, def. Hannah Wutzke 7-5 6-0 (3) Katelyn Wehking, M, def. Katelyn Wittnebel 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 (4) Katie Messner, M, def. Jade Bukowski 6-3 6-1

Doubles

(1) Jessica Sigdahl/Rachel Halvorson, L, def. Greta Hentges/Abbi Athey 6-4 7-6 (7-5) (2) Bree Kallhoff/Veda Maharaj, L, def. Lakia Manska/Ryanne Long 6-2 6-0 (3) Ireland Winter/Kassidy Girard, M, def. Sarah Halvorson/Kylie Wendinger 6-3 2-6 11-9

YME 7, MACCRAY 0

Yellow Medicine East's No. 1 doubles team of Ashley Niemeyer and Cherish Hammer won two tiebreaker sets and the Sting's No. 2 doubles team of Allie Virnig and Emilee Speh recovered from a first-set loss to win their match against MACCRAY on Tuesday.

Singles

(1) Whitney Tennis, YME, def. Missy Marcus 6-3, 6-1 (2) Emily Johnson, YME, def. Allison Shubert 6-0, 6-4 (3) Chelsea Hoernemann, YME, def. Jessica Wellnitz 6-3, 6-4 (4) Macie Sik, YME, def. Teagan Nokelby 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

(1) Ashley Niemeyer/Cherish Hammer, YME, def. Haley Rhode/Katie Burdorf 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6) (2) Allie Virnig/Emilee Speh, YME, def. Emma Rand/Leah Johnson 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-8 (3) Brynn Cherveny/Tiana Rupp, YME, def. Hannah DeLong/Tayte Nokelby 6-0, 6-1

NLS 4, Annandale 3

Depth proved to be the difference maker in a 4-3 win for New London-Spicer Tuesday afternoon in Annandale.

The Wildcats won Nos. 2 and 4 singles and won the final two doubles matches for a hard-fought conference win.

April Groff sealed the deal for the Cardinals at No. 4 singles, holding off Faith Simon 6-2, 7-5.

Singles

(1) Jennah Groth, A, def Erin Loterbauer 6-2 3-6 7-5 (2) Ava Hanson, N, def Josie Burd 6-4 6-1 (3) Ann Robers, A, def Izzy Schmiesing 7-6 6-3 (4) April Groff, N, def Faith Simon 6-2 7-5

Doubles

(1) Faith Miller/Olivia Honsey, A, def Annika Spors/Ashley Templer 6-2 6-2 (2) Ruby Parson/Morgan Rolighed, N, def Halle Denardo/Kenna Helget 6-4 6-3 (3) Megan Warner/Taylor Barber, N, def Callie Broughton/Jillian Kulum 6-1 6-2

Monday's Result

Minnewaska 5,

B/KMS 2

Minnewaska won three of four singles matches to take control of a West Central Conference match against Benson/KMS on Monday.

Singles

(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def. Sophia Curriel 6-4 6-0 (2) Gracie Lenz, B, def. Hannah Orlowsky 6-5 7-5 (3) Karrai Hanson, M, def. Stacy Johnson 7-5 6-0 (4) Maddie Thorfinnson, M, def. Anna Samuelson 6-0 6-0

Doubles

(1) Greta Reichmann/Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def. Olivia Hoffman/Hannah Andrews 6-0 6-4 (2) Annika Randt/Addy Randt, M, def. Brenna Knutson/Amy Zniewski 6-0 6-4 (3) Taylor Samuelson/Susan Knutson, B, def. Olivia Richards/Alijah Bayer 7-5 7-5

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