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Alex boys' soccer: Cards split first two games

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Alex boys' soccer: Cards split first two games
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The Alexandria boys’ soccer team started their season 1-1 after losing the season opener to St. Louis Park but rebounded to beat Detroit Lakes.

The Cardinals will play their first conference match of the season tomorrow at 5 p.m. against Sartell-St. Stephen in Sartell.



The Cardinals overcame hot and windy conditions to pick up their first win of the season against Detroit Lakes.

“The boys played a tough game, working very hard in heat and humidity and the 20 to 25 mph wind,” head coach Cahil Collins said.

Two first-half goals put the visiting Cardinals on top by two goals. Kevin Roedel scored the first goal eight minutes into the game, with an assist by Kagan Foster. Then Foster scored a goal of his own 32 minutes into the game to give the Cardinals the two-goal advantage.

Detroit Lakes went on the attack in the second half, scoring a goal at the 52 minute mark to pull within one goal of the Cardinals. But they held off any more scoring for a 2-1 Cardinal victory.

Alexandria goal keeper Zach Lamb saved nine shots in the game.



The Alexandria boys’ soccer team traveled to St. Louis Park for the season opener last Thursday and came home with a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles.

Kevin Roedel scored the Cardinals’ only goal as St. Louis Park dominated the pace of play all night. The Orioles outshot Alexandria 29-4 with 18 of those shots being on goal.

Victor Shinada had two goals to lead the way for the Orioles. Artis Curiskis and Maxwell Kent each found the back of the net, as well.

Zach Lamb was kept busy in net for Alexandria. He had 14 saves but took the loss after allowing all four goals.

Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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