Prep soccer: Cards knock off feisty Sabres
Willmar wins a physical content over Sartell 2-1 to improved to 9-1-1.
WILLMAR — The Willmar boys soccer team earned a gritty victory over the Sartell Sabres on Tuesday night at Willmar High School.
The Cardinals won 2-1.
“It was physical and back and forth,” Willmar head coach Jeff Winter said.
Willmar opened the scoring on a goal by Idd Ali in the 11th minute. Say Wah got the assist.
Sartell tied it up right away to start the second half, getting a goal from Calvin Braegelmann in the 41st minute.
The Cardinals then got the winner from Hassan Mohamud in the 67th minute. Mohamud scored off a corner kick that the Sartell goalie caught, but dropped. The ball went straight to Mohamud, and the junior center midfielder kicked it in as Willmar clinched its fourth straight win.
“They (the Sabres) have a lot of good athletes,” Winter said. “They just come at you hard.”
The rematch is Oct. 8 in Sartell. It’s a rescheduled game from earlier in the year when Willmar went to Sartell, but no officials showed up.
Willmar, 6-1-1 in the Central Lakes Conference and 9-1-1 overall, plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sauk Rapids Middle School against the Sauk Rapids Storm.
Sartell fell to 3-5 in the conference and 6-5 overall.
Willmar 2, Sartell 1
Sartell (6-5)........................ 0 1 — 1
Willmar (9-1-1)................... 1 1 — 1
FIRST HALF – (1) W: Idd Ali (Say Wah), 11th minute
SECOND HALF – (2) S: Calvin Braegelmann (Kyle Fisher), 41st minute … (3) W: Hassan Mohamud, 67th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL – S: 7. W: 7
GOALIE SAVES – Sartell: Kyan Rieder (first half) 3, n/a (second half), 3 saves … Willmar: Andrew Ziebarth, 6 saves
Cathedral 3, Minnewaska 0
A top team in Class A rankings, St. Cloud Cathedral played a physical match to beat Minnewaska at Glenwood.
“Cathedral is ranked No. 3 in the QRF in Class A. They’re a talented and physical team,” Lakers head coach Ted Hill said. “We couldn’t match their physicality and that’s what cost us.”
Crusaders senior midfielder Joseph Torborg recorded two goals in 50 minutes to help pace Cathedral to victory.
“They play a different style and use their hands a lot more than most teams we play in our conference,” Hill said. “They are deep enough to wear you down too.”
Minnewaska sophomore goalkeeper Tenzin Dahl made 10 saves in the loss.
The Lakers return to action against Little Falls at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Cathedral (10-1)...................... 1 2 — 3
Minnewaska (5-6)................... 0 0 — 0
FIRST HALF – (1) C: Joseph Torborg (Jack Stang), 4th minute
SECOND HALF – (2) C: Torborg (Jacob Plante), 50th minute … (3) C: Elias Drong (unassisted), 75th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL – C: 13. M: 5
GOALIE SAVES – Cathedral: Thomas Bosman, 5 saves … Minnewaska: Tenzin Dahl, 10 saves
Watertown-Mayer 4, Willmar 1
Watertown-Mayer got goals from Maggie McCabe, Kaylee Eggman, Eleanor Rundell and Ellie Lommel to beat Willmar at Watertown.
“Tonight gave us some insight into what sections will look like because tonight’s game was against a section team,” Willmar head coach Rebekah Cleary said. “Watertown-Mayer is a fast team.
“They run the sideline fast and cross full, strong crosses that they capitalize on.”
Telilie Lange scored Willmar’s goal. It ricocheted off the goalie. Lange got the rebound and kicked in the score.
“(The) Willmar girls were able to play defense on their field and field shots,” Cleary said. “Our young team continues to develop their play together.”
Willmar is host to Sauk Rapids at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Willmar (2-8-1).................................... 0 1— 1
Watertown-Mayer (8-4-1)................... 3 1 — 4
FIRST HALF – (1) WM: Maggie McCabe 18:19 … (2) WM: Kaylee Eggman, 19:48 … (3) WM: Eleanor Rundell, 23:01
SECOND HALF – (4) WM: Ellie Lommel, 58:42 … (5) W: Telilie Lange, 68:33
SHOTS ON GOAL – W: 5. W-M: 25
GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Kianna Eichorst, 21 saves … Watertown-Mayer: Laney Hillman (70 minutes) 3 saves, Lauren Grimm (10 minutes) 1 save