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Willmar girls lose to Apollo in soccer

WILLMAR -- St. Cloud

Apollo's speed produced three first-half goals and the Eagles made them stand up for a 3-1 win over the Willmar Cardinals on Saturday in Central Lakes Conference girls soccer.

Willmar got one back in the second half on a goal by Karis Rogers at 53:46.

Apollo (10-2, 12-4) had twice as many chances at the Cardinals, who finish their pre-playoff schedule 5-7-1 in the CLC and 8-8-2 overall.

Willmar will host a Section 2A game on Thursday, playing either New Ulm or St. Peter at 4 p.m.

Chelsey Wierschem made 14 stops against the Eagles and got help with six defensive saves.

SC Apollo 3, Willmar 1

St. Cloud Apollo 3 0 -- 3

Willmar 0 1 -- 1

FIRST HALF - Apo: Kathy Rogosheske (Ali Schwinghammer) 4:23 ... Apo: Courtney Lynch (Sarah Timpane) 28:54 .. Apo: Lynch (Schwinghammer) 38:04

SECOND HALF - Wil: Karis Rogers (Becca Freese) 53:46

Shots on goal - Apollo: 20 ... Willmar: 8

Goalie saves - Apollo: Joan Mattheisen 7 ... Willmar: Chelsey Wierschem 14

Defensive saves - St. Cloud Apollo: none ... Willmar: Hannah Murphy 2, Chloe Donoho 2, Carlie Freese 1, Hanna Pederson 1