Local Roundup: Card boys soccer team wins wild one
ALEXANDRIA — Willmar's boys soccer team inched a bit closer to an undefeated Central Lakes Conference record by holding off an aggressive comeback from Alexandria in a 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday night.
After a scoreless first half, Willmar's Adam Roux cleared an Alexandria shot off the goalline to help ignite his team. Minutes later, his Cardinals scored a one-on-one goal from Blake Hisken following an assist from Vicente Cisneros. Hisken and Cisneros repeated that success just a minute later with another goal to take a 2-0 win.
Alexandria bounced back with a pair of goals in the 68th and 72nd minute to tie things up. It appeared that would be the score heading into overtime but both Cardinals teams scored in the 75th and 76th minute to once again tie the game, this time at three.
Hisken was the hero yet again, however, with a goal just four minutes into the overtime period, completing the hat trick and earning win No. 13.
There's one match left on the regular season schedule and it's a home match against CLC rival St. Cloud Tech. Not only could a win mean an undefeated conference season, the first in Willmar history, but it would also be 13 wins in a row.
The match kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kennedy Elementary School field.
Willmar 4, Alexandria 3 OT
Willmar (13-2) 0 3 1 — 4
Alexandria (8-6-1) 0 3 0 — 3
FIRST HALF — No goals scored
SECOND HALF — W: Blake Hisken (Vicente Cisneros) 52nd minute ... W: Hisken (Cisneros) 53rd minute ... A: Michael Kuhn (name not available) 68th minute ... A: Joshua Kietzman 72nd minute ... W: Mohamed Aden 75th minute ... A: Kuhn 76th minute
OVERTIME — W: Hisken (Aden) 84th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL — Willmar: 13 ... Alexandria: 11
GOALIE SAVES — Willmar: Zach Courtney 8 ... Alexandria: Justin Balcome 9
DEFENSIVE SAVES — W: Adam Roux 43rd minute
Willmar 2, Alexandria 0
Willmar pushed its win streak to five in a row following a goal in each period and a clean sheet by Laura Christianson.
Rachel Swanson scored her first goal of the season following a pass from Hannah Bollig in the 28th minute and Hannah Johnson sniped a long shot in the 77th minute to give the match a 2-0 final.
Christianson stopped all five shots she faced while Alexandria's Sophia Vinje stopped eight of 10 shots.
Alexandria (3-12) 0 0 — 0
Willmar (7-5-2) 1 1 — 2
FIRST HALF — W: Rachel Swanson (Hannah Bollig) 28th minute
SECOND HALF — W: Hannah Johnson 77th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL — Alexandria: 5 ... Willmar: 10
GOALIE SAVES — Alexandria: Sophia Vinje 8 ... Willmar: Laura Christianson 5
DEFENSIVE SAVES — none
SC Tech 7, Willmar 0
St. Cloud Tech swept Willmar to capture the team's sixth-straight Central Lakes Conference title.
The closest match came in No. 2 doubles as Courtney Donnelly and Natalie Kuntz defeated Willmar's Makenna Hogan and Kirah Kessler-Gross 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
(1) Katelyn Tarrolly, T, def. Cayle Hovland 6-3 6-3 (2) Ashley Tarrolly, T, def. Jordyn Swoboda 6-2 6-0 (3) Kate Inderiden, T, def. Lydia Morrell 6-2 6-0 (4) Natalie Peterson, T, def. Chloe Hansen 6-1 6-1
(1) Anne Bowe/Rebecca Zwiener, T, def. Olivia Corneil/Ashley Prahl 6-2 6-0 (2) Courtney Donnelly/Natalie Kuntz, T, def. Makenna Hogan/Kirah Kessler-Gross 6-2 4-6 6-1 (3) Lauren Brettigan/Carly Heine, T, def. Mady Spencer/Alyssa Morrell 7-5 6-4
LQPV/DB 5, NLS 2
Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd swept singles on the way to a 5-2 victory over New London-Spicer.
Molly Hacker set the tone at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory for LQPV/DB.
(1) Molly Hacker, L, def. Ava Hanson 6-1 6-0 (2) Ashtyn Oie, L, def. Shea Oman 6-3 6-0 (3) Anna Hacker, L, def. April Groff 6-na 6-1 (4) Addi Oie, L, def. Ruby Parson 6-3 6-4
(1) Izzy Schmiesing/Erin Loterbauer, N, def. Jessica Sigdahl/Courtney Hanson 7-6 6-4 (2) Annika Spors/Suzanne Schneider, N, def. Rachel Halvorson/Bree Kallhoff 6-2 6-3 (3) Veda Maharaj/Gionna Parsa, L, def. Taylor Braber/Alex Suchy 2-6 6-1 6-na
Benson 5, W-DC 2
Benson dropped two singles matches but the Braves' doubles teams all picked up wins in a victory over Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday in Benson.
Benson plays a makeup match at Osakis at 4 p.m. Thursday.
(1) Abby Westrum, W, def. Sophia Curriel 6-2 6-1 (2) Grace Arnold, B, def. Madison Packer 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 (3) Corra Endres, W, def. Anna Samuelson 7-5 6-0 (4) Stacy Johnson, B, def. Kate Schmidt 4-6 6-1 6-1
(1) Olivia Hoffman/Gracie Lenz, B, def. Lindy Jones/Marleen Gari 4-6 6-4 6-1 (2) Brenna Knutson/Emma Heinzig, B, def. Kaylee Ova/Jasmyn Wood 6-1 6-3 (3) Amy Zniewski/Susan Knutson, B, def. Lucia Gaudioso Pascua/Lenka Kotova 6-1 6-0
YME 5, MACCRAY 2
Yellow Medicine East swept singles and earned a doubles victory to defeat MACCRAY 5-2.
Missy Marcus and Jessica Wellnitz had an impressive comeback at No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines, winning 0-6, 6-3, 10-8.
(1) Anne Clarke, Y, def. Kendra hammerschmidt 6-1 6-0 (2) Whitney Tennis, Y, def. Jade Bedel 6-1 6-2 (3) Chelsea Hoernemann, Y, def. Allison Shubert 6-0 6-4 (4) Emily Johnson, Y, def. Katie Burdorf 6-4 6-4
(1) Missy Marcus/Jessica Wellnitz, M, def. Chelsey Niemeyer/Macie Sik 0-6 6-3 10-8 (2) Tegan Nokleby/Grace Haugen, M, def. Hannah Lecy/Emilee Speh 7-5 3-6 10-7 (3) Ashley Niemeyer/Cherish Hammer, Y, def. Libby Niemeyer/Leah Johnson 6-1 6-2
Minnewaska 6, Staples-Motley 1
Minnewaska won six of seven matches to take down Staples-Motley.
The Lakers swept doubles and got singles victories from Danielle Thorfinnson, Karra Hanson and Maddie Thorfinnson.
(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def. Kelsi Peterson 6-1 6-3 (2) Karra Hanson, M, def. Haylee Wold 6-2 5-7 10-3 (3) Maddie Thorfinnson, M, def. Rose Han 6-1 6-1 (4) Jenna Dvorak, S, def. Maddi Kluver 6-1 6-4
(1) Anna Vold/Greta Reichmann, M, def. Anna Willgohs/Claire Wolhowe 4-6 6-3 6-2 (2) Cammy Mithun/Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def. Bryn Williams/Katie Johnson 6-0 6-1 (3) Madelynn Reichmann/Annika Randt, M, def. Haley Cichos/Brittney Lisson 6-1 6-2