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The Cardinal girls' soccer team celebrated its Section 6A championship, which will send Alexandria to the State Class A soccer tournament tomorrow, Thursday, at Roseville Area High School. Game time is 7:30 p.m. against The Blake School. (Photo by Mark Ripley, Select Digital Memories)

Alexandria girls' soccer: Perserverance pays off

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The Alexandria girls' soccer team had reason for optimism heading into a shootout with a trip to the state tournament on the line last Thursday at St. Cloud State University.


The Cardinals and Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell had played to a scoreless tie through regulation and two 10-minute overtimes. Now it came down to one simple question: Which team had the better goaltender? The Cardinals were confident that they had the clear answer in junior keeper Sarah Bruzek.

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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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