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Boys Soccer: Willmar blanked by Mankato West in opener

MANKATO — The Willmar boys soccer team started the season with a tough loss, 5-0, at Mankato West on Thursday.

West scored four first-half goals, and Dylan Lambert’s deflating marker with two seconds left in the half took any comeback chances away from the Cardinals.

Willmar managed just six shots on goal and Cardinal goalie Charlie Trochlil made 6 saves.

The Cardinals are off until Tuesday when they head south to play at Marshall for another non-conference starting at 6 p.m.

Mankato West 5, Willmar 0

Willmar (0-1)      0 0 — 0

Mankato West (1-0)       4 1 — 5

FIRST HALF –  MW: Dylan Lambert 12:00 … MW: Jacob Makela 20:00 … MW: Matt Duran 31:00 … MW: Lambert 39:58

SECOND HALF –  MW: Alec Volkenant 56:00

SHOTS ON GOAL – Willmar: 9 … Mankato West: 17

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Charlie Trochlil 6 … Mankato West: Name not available