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Boys soccer: Cards quiet Sauk Rapids

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals got back in the win column Thursday, scoring three first-half goals and shutting out Sauk Rapids 3-0 on Thursday at Kennedy Elementary.

Matt Wiedeman
Tribune photo by Tom Larson Willmar forward Matt Wiedeman takes a pass from teammate Marcos Nino and scores the second goal of the game against Sauk Rapids on Thursday at Kennedy Elementary.

WILLMAR - The Willmar Cardinals got back in the win column Thursday, scoring three first-half goals and shutting out Sauk Rapids 3-0 on Thursday at Kennedy Elementary.
The Cardinals improved to 3-1-2 in the Central Lakes Conference and 7-1-2 overall. They lost their first game of the season on Tuesday at Sartell.
Marcos Nino scored unassisted 4:18 into the game to put Willmar up 1-0. Nino assisted Matt Wiedemanโ€™s goal at 26 minutes, and Nick McLouth, assisted by Jesus Nevarez, put one in at 55 minutes.
Willmar stifled the Sauk Rapids offense, allowing just one shot on goal.
The Cardinals next play Saturday at home against Mankato West.
The Willmar JV II team also plays an all-day tournament starting 8 a.m. Saturday at Willmar High School.
Willmar 3, Sauk Rapids 0
Sauk Rapids (1-6, 3-7) 0 0 - 0
Willmar (3-1-2, 7-1-2) 3 0 - 3
FIRST HALF โ€“ W: Marcos Nino 4:18; W: Matt Wiedeman (Nino) 26:02; Nick McLouth (Jesus Nevarez) 55:33
SECOND HALF โ€“ No scoring
SHOTS ON GOAL โ€“ Willmar 14; Sauk Rapids 1
GOALIE SAVES โ€“ Sauk Rapids: Ethan Baker 11 โ€ฆ Willmar: Manny Obregon 1
DEFENSIVE SAVES โ€“ none

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