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PHOTOS: Willmar's season comes to a close, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

Becker defeats the Cardinals, 2-0, in the Section 6AA semifinals.

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Cardinals junior midfielder Idd Ali dribbles the ball around a defender during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — The top-seeded Willmar Cardinals suffered a heartbreaker in their 2-0 shutout loss against the fifth-seeded Becker Bulldogs in the Section 6AA playoffs on Tuesday.

Bulldogs senior forward Micah Boyer scored both of Becker's goals.

Willmar finishes its 2022 season with a 14-3-1 overall record.

Here are eight photos from the match:

No. 5 Becker upsets top-seed Willmar in Section 6AA semifinals.

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Cardinals junior striker Isaac Zelaya Velasquez heads the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Cardinals sophomore defender Axael Recinos-Gonzalez passes the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Cardinals junior midfielder Adan Villarreal passes the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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Cardinals junior defender Wilfredo Chavez fights for possession of the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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Cardinals senior defender Carson Brown passes the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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Cardinals sophomore midfielder Miguel Altamirano Toruno strikes the ball in the box during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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Cardinals junior midfielder Idd Ali fights for possession of the ball during a Section 6AA semifinals match against Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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Becker senior goalkeeper Nicholas Gruber makes a huge save and celebrates during a Section 6AA semifinals match between Willmar and Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Willmar High School.
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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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