Roundup: Card boys soccer team beats buzzer in win
SARTELL -- Soccer isn't known for buzzer beaters but Willmar's boys team changed that Tuesday night with a last second winner from Abdihakim Abdi to put the Cardinals up 3-2 over the Sabres in Sartell.
SARTELL - Soccer isn't known for buzzer beaters but Willmar's boys team changed that Tuesday night with a last second winner from Abdihakim Abdi to put the Cardinals up 3-2 over the Sabres in Sartell.
Sartell got the scoring started in the 13th minute with a goal from the Sabres' top goal scorer Parker Beumer.
The Cardinals followed that up with a goal from Fernando Zavala just eight minutes later but the tie wouldn't last for long as a Sabre forward went down in the box just a minute later, earning a penalty kick. Beumer stepped up to take it and notched his second goal of the night.
Willmar would not be outdone, though. Five minutes after the penalty kick Sakawe Shadoor tied the game up.
The second half flipped the script and became a defensive battle that favored Willmar.
"There was plenty of back-and-forth play and we had plenty of chances in the second half," Willmar coach Jeff Winter said.
In particular, he called attention to center back Gerson Maldonado-Garcia who shut down the Sabre offense in the second half.
"He had an outstanding defensive game," Winter said. "He really dominated our back line and shut down their top scorer."
The Cardinals didn't just rest on their defense, though. Looking for the win, Winter moved his midfielders up the pitch to score. Shadoor delivered what looked to be the game winner just a few minutes before the buzzer but the head official called it off, saying Shadoor's cleat caught Sartell goalkeeper Alex DelCastillo in the chest.
Then with just second to go, Willmar whipped it into the Sabre box and Abdi tapped it in to win the game.
The Cardinals will finish the regular season on Thursday with a visit to Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Willmar 3, Sartell 2
Willmar (12-1-1)................. 2 1 - 3
Sartell (6-8)................... 2 0 - 2
FIRST HALF - (1) Sartell: Parker Beumer 13th minute (2) Willmar: Fernando Zavala (Jesus Nevarez) 21st minute (3) Sartell: Beumer PK 22nd minute (4) Willmar: Sakawe Shadoor (Cole Munson) 27th minute
SECOND HALF - (5) Willmar: Abdihakim Abid (Nevarez) 80th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL - Willmar: 10 ... Sartell: 9
GOALIE SAVES - Visitor: Manny Obregon 7 ... Sartell: Alex DelCastillo 7
DEFENSIVE SAVES - None
Sartell 3, Willmar 0
The Willmar girls soccer team hung with Sartell for the first half hour but the Sabres' Jenna Eibes struck in the 36th minute and teammate Bria Ferns scored two second-half goals to wrap up a Central Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at the Kennedy School field.
"Our girls were very aggressive to the ball," said Willmar coach Chelsea Brown. "Sartell is a passing team and we frustrated them for the first 35 minutes because we shut down their passing progressions."
Willmar goalie Laura Christianson made eight saves and Jenna Stauffenecker made a defensive save.
The Cardinals play at Sauk Rapids at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Sartell................. 1 2 - 3
Willmar................... 0 0 - 0
FIRST HALF - (1) Sartell: Jenna Eibes 36th minute
SECOND HALF - (2) Sartell: Bria Ferns 55th minute ... (3) Sartell: Ferns 57th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL - Sartell: 11 ... Willmar: 6
GOALIE SAVES - Sartell: Sara Higgins 6 ... Willmar: Laura Christianson 8
DEFENSIVE SAVES - Jenna Stauffenecker 1
Willmar 5, Brainerd 2
Willmar singles dropped just one set and the Cardinals closed their regular season with a win.
Cayle Hovland, Elise Bierbaum and Lydia Morrell won in straight sets in the first three singles spots, while Chloe Hansen overcame a first set loss to top Kiera Schweitzberger 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4.
Jordyn Swoboda and Ashley Prahl continued their strong play at No. 2 doubles, winning 6-3, 6-3.
The No. 2 seed in the 8AA South sub-section, Willmar will have a first-round bye and will likely face either Rocori or Sartell in second round play at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Coaches have until today to cast their vote for seeding.
The Cardinals beat Sartell 6-1 in the regular season. They split two matches with Rocori, but defeated the Spartans 7-0 Sept. 22.
(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Paige Fitterer 6-0 6-3 (2) Elise Bierbaum, W, def. Libby Kurtzman 6-3 7-5 (3) Lydia Morrell, W, def. Kate Kurtzman 6-1 6-0 (4) Chloe Hansen, W, def. Kiera Schweitzberger 5-7 6-1 6-3
(1) Kennedy Rusk/Britney Fletcher, B, def. Amanda Zuidema/Kirah Kessler-Gross 6-1 6-4 (2) Jordyn Swoboda/Ashley Prahl, W, def. Sydney Stock/Jaycie Hinrichs 6-3 6-3 (3) Jaycie Hinrichs/Hannah Rud, B, def. Olivia Corneil/Avery Hovland 2-6 6-4 6-4
NLS 5, LQPV/DB 2
In a weather-shortened matchup, the Wildcats swept doubles play to top the Eagles.
The match was played under pro-set rules, where the first to win eight games won the set.
No.1 NLS duo Kylie Thompson and Shea Oman won the tightest doubles match, beating Kamryn Siedschlag and Karissa Jahn 8-6.
In singles, Erin Loterbauer and Ava Hanson earned wins at Nos. 1 and 4 for NLS, while Courtney Hanson and Ashtyn Oie won at 2 and 3 for LQPV/DB.
(1) Erin Loterbauer, N, def. Molly Hacker 8-2 (2) Courtney Hanson, L, def. April Groff 8-2 (3) Ashtyn Oie, L, def. Ruby Parsons 8-4 (4) Ava Hanson, N, def. Katie Breberg 8-1
(1) Kylie Thompson/Shea Oman, N, def. Kamryn Siedschlag/Karissa Jahn 8-6 (2) Michelle Johnson/Emma Spors, N, def. Jessica Sigdahl/Anna Hacker 8-4 (3) Annika Spors/Jenna Proehl, N, def. Rachel Halvorson/Addie Oie 8-3
The Marshall girls posted a perfect 15 points to win the Montevideo Invitational on Tuesday at The Crossings Golf Course in Montevideo.
The Marshall boys almost equalled the Tigers girls' excellence, placing four runners in the top five and finishing with 21 points.
Montevideo's Kurt TeBeest won the boys race in 17:26.07 and the Thunder Hawks placed third behind Marshall and second-place Benson/KMS.
Marshall's Claire Boersman led her four teammates across the finish line in 19:20.40.
The Montevideo girls placed seconds and Benson/KMS's Libby Peters was the area's top finisher in eighth place.
(1) Marshall 21 (2) Benson/KMS 57 (3) Montevideo 63 (4) Ortonville 136 (5) Lakeview 151 (6) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 156 (7) MACCRAY/RCW 170. Incomplete: BOLD/BLHS
TOP FIVE - (1) Kurt TeBeest, Mont, 17:26.07 (2) Matt Dunn, Mar, 17:32.56 (3) Noah Versaevel, Mar, 17:49.28 (4) Chase VanKeulen, Mar, 18:06.52 (5) Mason Reese, Mar, 18:13.92
Benson/KMS - (6) Josh Bailey 18:15.55 (9) Jonathan Tostenson 18:51.05 (16) JayEven McGee 19:31.75 (21) Brady Ascheman 19:58.56 (24) Devin Bundy 20:16.92xx
Montevideo - TeBeest; (15) Cole Reitan 19:24.06 (17) Bryce Nelson 19:34.95 (25) John VanRavenswaay 20:19.13 (30) Max Carruth 20:29.02
LQPV/DB - (28) Gavin Abernathy 20:21.64 (29) Zach Smith 20:26.71 (62) John Lund 23:18.12 (67) Wyly Andrews 23:32.98 (71) Chase Olson 23:50.69
MACCRAY/RCW - (27) Tony Froland 20:21.28 (43) Justin Schrupp 21:35.76 (63) Corbin Wohlman 23:19.94 (68) Bryan Larsen 23:33.94 (83) Kyle Stranberg 28:18.16
BOLD/BLHS - (8) Nathan Frank 18:48.10 (13) Byron Frank 19:17.80 (70) Andrew Moorse 23:39.39 (82) Luke McDonnell 28:04.32
(1) Marshall 15 (2) Montevideo 77 (3) Southwest Minnesota Christian 85 (4) Ortonville 103 (5) BOLD/BLHS 123 (6) Benson/KMS 132. Incomplete: MACCRAY/RCW
TOP FIVE - (1) Claire Boersma, Mar, 19:20.40 (2) Natalee Sample, Mar, 19:58.49 (3) Morgan Radel 20:15.60 (4) Alison Mortier, Mar, 20:25.05
Montevideo - (14) Susannah Wamstad 23:26.06 (15) Emma Stueck 24:00.40 (17) Alise Ochsendorf 24:24.02 (20) Emmalee Enevoldsen 24:29.36 (21) Aurora Wymar 24:35.87xx
BOLD/BLHS - (18) London Prokosh 24:25.14 (19) Maleia Ryberg 24:26.43 (31) Hanna Larson 26:32.33 (36) Shania Senkyr 26:49.49 (38) Molly Hildreth 27:04.51
Benson/KMS - (8) Libby Peters 22:12.71 (25) Kaitlyn Berreau 25:16.45 (32) Ashley Tostenson 26:36.41 (45) Sophia Rudorf 28:45.69 (47) Serenity Driscoll 28:48.84
MACCRAY/RCW - (24) Katelyn Tuve 25:14.51 (56) Kristi Bratsch 40:10.31