Girls Soccer: Willmar, Alex get tied up
ALEXANDRIA -- Laura Christenson made 14 saves for Willmar as Alexandria outshot the visiting Cardinals 17-7, but the teams played to a 1-1 overtime draw Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference match.
ALEXANDRIA - Laura Christenson made 14 saves for Willmar as Alexandria outshot the visiting Cardinals 17-7, but the teams played to a 1-1 overtime draw Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference match.
Alexandria seemed just moments from sending Willmar home with a loss, but Willmar senior Stephanie Thompson made a heads-up play by using her head to make a defensive save just outside the net in the 77th minute.
“Alexandria is a great team,” said Willmar coach Chelsea Brown. “Everything was clicking for us and Laura made some unbelievable saves. We played with poise and showed we can be competitive.”
Willmar got its lone goal from Hannah Schirm in the 21st minute. Haley Burns had scored 13 minutes earlier to give Alexandria a quick 1-0 lead.
Both goals were unassisted.
Alexandria (2-2-1, 4-3-2) allowed a goal for the first time since losing 2-0 to Sauk Rapids on Sept. 2.
Willmar, which bounced back nicely after getting shut out by CLC leader Brainerd on Tuesday, hosts Rocori on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Willmar 1, Alexandria 1
Willmar (0-4-1, 3-5-1) 1 0 0 - 1
Alexandria (2-2-1, 4-3-2) 1 0 0 - 1
FIRST HALF – A: Haley Burns 8:00 … W: Hannah Schirm 21:00
SECOND HALF – no scoring
OVERTIME – no scoring
SHOTS ON GOAL – A: 17 … W: 7
GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Laura Christenson 14 … Alexandria: Madee Gay 6
DEFENSIVE SAVES – W: Riley Schneider, Stephanie Thompson