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The Alexandria soccer team gathered at midfield after a heartbreaking loss to Sartell-St. Stephen on Tuesday night. The Cardinals finished the year with a program-best 15 wins on the way to their first CLC championship. (Echo Press photo by Blaze Fugina)

Cards soccer season ends in 8A semifinals

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The Alexandria girls’ soccer team jumped out to a 2-0 lead Tuesday in the section 8A semifinals, but three second-half goals by Sartell-St. Stephen ended the Cardinals’ season.


Anna Spanbauer scored two first-half goals to help the Cardinals jump out to the early lead, with assists to both Anna Lee and Hayley Burns. But the entire game changed early in the second half when Alexandria’s all-state goalkeeper Sarah Bruzek suffered a concussion while covering up a loose ball.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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