Sports roundup from Monday, September 9
St. Cloud Cathedral 3, Alexandria 0
The St. Cloud Cathedral boys' soccer team (5-0-1) used two goals in the first half to carry it to a 3-0 win in Alexandria on Tuesday night.
The Crusaders then used a penalty kick in the second half to add some insurance in the win. Cathedral had 16 shots on goal to Alexandria's 10 in the game. The Cardinals had three corner kicks to the Crusaders' two, but Alexandria couldn't convert on those opportunities as the Cardinals were shutout for the second straight game on their way to falling to 2-4 on the season.
Brandon-Evansville 3, Ashby 1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-19)
The Chargers (3-1, 3-0 LEC) got big nights from Caroline Jansen and Emma Friedrich as they came away with 3-1 win in a Little Eight Conference match against Ashby on Monday night.
Jansen and Friedrich both had 15 kills as Brandon-Evansville won 25-21, 25-14 and 25-19 after falling 25-18 in the first set. Kinsley Randt set them up all night as she finished with 32 assists, while also adding five aces. Megan Kokett had 18 digs to lead the Chargers defense.
Madison VanSanten led the Arrows (2-5, 0-2 LEC) with six kills, seven digs and 12 assists. Alexis Ness added five kills, two blocks and was 10-for-10 serving with five points. Cassandra Jordan helped the Ashby defense out with 20 digs.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invite
The West Central Area boys finished second and the girls took third at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle cross country meet on Monday.
Alex Toms paced the WCA boys' team with a third-place finish. Ryley Nelson, a freshman, was the second Knights finisher in 11th place overall. Sophomore Christian Swenson was 18th, freshman Ethan Olson 23rd, senior Tyler Schill 35th, junior Bryce Paulson 40th and junior Devin Nelson 44th.
Kylee Fernholz and Abby VanKempen led the WCA girls. They ran together on the course with Fernholz taking fourth, just behind VanKempen, who came in third. Seventh grader Ella VanKempen made her varsity debut a memorable one with a 14th-place finish. Hannah Frisch was 37th, Ashton blair 42nd, Steph Toms 66th and Katie Poyzer 76th to round out the Knights runners.
St. Cloud Cathedral won the girls' competition with 29 points with Royalton (88) and WCA (92) rounding out the top three. Holdingford took the boys' team title with 70 points to WCA's 89 as the team.