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PHOTOS: Willmar vs. Alexandria, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Willmar falls short against Alexandria, 3-1

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Willmar junior defender Avery Quinn makes a bank pass against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Prep hockey report for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Erin Eilers makes 45 saves in Willmar’s Central Lakes Conference loss to Alexandria

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Willmar junior defenseman Makenna Larson looks to make a pass up ice against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Willmar junior forward Chloe Lownsbury wins a faceoff against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Willmar sophomore goaltender Erin Eilers follows the action against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar High School.
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Willmar junior forward Sophia Quinn makes a pass against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Willmar sophomore forward Gretchen Volk takes a shot against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Willmar sophomore goaltender Erin Eilers makes a glove save against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Willmar junior forward Chloe Lownsbury looks for an open teammate against Alexandria on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Willmar Civic Center.
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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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