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St. Cloud Cathedral 2, Alexandria 0

The longest winning streak in Alexandria girls' soccer program history came to an end on Tuesday night as section foe St. Cloud Cathedral won 2-0 on its home field. 


The Crusaders (9-4-1) controlled the first half and finally made it pay off when they got a goal with 54 seconds left before the break as Ellie Engal scored her first of two goals on the night. She got an insurance goal with four minutes left from about 10 yards out.

Alexandria didn't have many opportunities to answer. Cathedral's Mo Schroeder needed just four saves to pick up the win, while Alexandria's Sarah Bruzek had six saves. The Cardinals fell to 11-2 after winning those 11 straight games after a loss in their season opener.


Brainerd 5, Alexandria 2

The Brainerd Warriors used the strength of their doubles teams to beat Alexandria by a 5-2 score for the second time this season on Tuesday night.

Brainerd swept the doubles lineup in straight sets and won at first and third singles to secure second place in the Central Lakes Conference. The Cardinals' Carly Snell did a nice job of battling back from a loss in the first set at second singles to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Hannah Vickstrom also had no problems taking care of her opponent at fourth singles, winning 6-1, 6-1.

It was the third loss in the last four matches for Alexandria after running off 10 straight wins. The Cardinals will be the fourth seed in the 8AA-North tournament that starts on Friday in Grand Forks. 

Osakis 7, Sauk Centre 0

The Osakis tennis team bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season by beating Sauk Centre 7-0 on Tuesday night. 

Taylor Kraemer, Hannah Baker, Alexa Hoffarth and Hannah Szech all won in straight sets. Kraemer needed a tiebreaker in the second set but got the win at first singles in a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) match. 

Elyse Wiener and Carley Uhlenkamp needed three sets to take care of things at second doubles but won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. Katelyn Foster and Katie Anderson won with ease (6-1, 6-3) at first doubles and Peyton Garcia and Missy Weir won 6-2, 6-3 at the third doubles spot. 

Osakis moved to 16-1 with the win and has just one match left in Parkers Prairie before opening up tournament play. 

Minnewaska 7, Perham 0 

The Minnewaska tennis team kept pace with fellow section front-runner Osakis by improving to 15-1 overall with a 7-0 win over Perham on Tuesday night. 

The Lakers made it look easy with straight-set victories at every spot. Ellen Stensrud, Jada Hoffman, Hannah Freske and Myranda Thoen combined to drop just three games in the singles lineup. Rachel Riley and MaKenna Hanson teamed up at first doubles and won 6-0, 6-0. Joelle Thorfinnson and Annika Pederson dropped just one game at second doubles and Sarah Freske and Karissa LaMont won 6-1, 6-3 at third doubles. 


Alexandria 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-18)

The Alexandria volleyball team continues to assert itself as the top team in the Central Lakes Conference with another three-set win, this time over St. Cloud Apollo.

The Cardinals made it look easy in the first, winning 25-8 before putting the match away with 25-19 and 25-18 wins the rest of the way. Five different players finished with at least four kills for the Cardinals. Wensia Johnson led the way with eight, while Amanda Christianson had seven and Kalley Bistodeau had five. 

Amanda Haack set them up with 26 assists and Christianson had a team-high 10 digs, while Liz Schultz finished with eight.

Osakis 3, Upsala 2 (25-15, 21-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13)

The Osakis volleyball team won a rematch of last year's Prairie Conference title game as the Silverstreaks downed Upsala in five sets on Tuesday night.

The Silverstreaks and Cardinals went back and forth all night as Upsala won sets two and four, while Osakis took sets one, three and five. Brooke Sorenson had another big night with 16 kills and 11 digs to lead the Silverstreaks. Annalise Savageau had nine kills, 20 digs and 19 assists, while Mackenzie Staloch added 18 assists as Osakis finished with 48 kills on the night.

The Silverstreaks remain the only unbeaten team on either side of the Prairie Conference at 7-0 and 16-5 overall. Upsala fell to 3-4 in the conference and 5-9 overall.

Brandon-Evansville 3, Underwood 0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-23)

The Chargers improved to 6-1 in the Little Eight Conference with a sweep over conference foe Underwood on Tuesday night.

The Chargers came out of the gates fast and set the tone with a 25-20 win in set one that they never relinquished. Caroline Jansen continues to set the tone at the net. She had a team-high 12 kills, while Emma Friedrich and Diane Campbell each added eight. Kinsley Randt had 29 assists to set up the offense and Megan Kokett and Mariah Hansen had 19 and 18 digs, respectively. 

Henning 3, Ashby 0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-11)

The Ashby volleyball team ran into a tough Henning team and fell in three sets on Tuesday night.

The Hornets outlasted a scrappy Arrows team 25-20 and 25-18 in the first two sets before running away with the third set 25-11. Alexis Ness had a team-high eight kills for Ashby. Madison VanSanten added 14 assists, while Cassandra Jordan led the defense with 17 digs.

Minnewaska 3, ACGC 0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-21)

The Minnewaska volleyball team ran through Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in three sets.

Taylor Amundson ran the offense with 19 assists and Ariel Ostrander, Alison Hoeper and Carley Stewart all had a team-high six kills. Ostrander also led the defense with 15 digs for MInnewaska (9-10, 3-6 WCC)

WCA 3, Eagle Valley 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-15)

The Knights handled Prairie Conference foe Eagle Valley with ease on Tuesday, improving to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in league play with a three-set win.

Doranna Blascyk had nine kills and 15 digs to lead the way for WCA. Holly Van Kempen added seven kills and four blocks, while Christina Kruise finished with 23 assists, eight digs and three kills.

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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