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Sports roundup from Tuesday, September 24

VOLLEYBALL

Alexandria 3, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1 (25-14, 24-26, 25-12, 25-9)

The Alexandria volleyball team improved to 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 3-1 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals dropped a close second set but dominated from there, winning 25-12 and 25-9 to close out the match in four. Liz Schultz and Kalley Bistodeau had big nights at the net with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Wensia Johnson added 12, as well. Amanda Haack set them up with 50 assists on the night.

Osakis 3, Swanville 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-10)

The Osakis volleyball team improved to 5-0 in the Prairie Conference with an easy 3-0 win over Swanville on Tuesday night.

Annalise Savageau had seven kills, 12 assists and 11 digs to lead the way. Brooke Sorenson had a team-high eight kills and Mackenzie Staloch added seven kills and 15 assists.

Brandon-Evansville 3, Hillcrest 1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16)

The Chargers improved to 4-1 in the Little Eight Conference with a 3-1 win over Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Tuesday.

Caroline Jansen had 16 kills to lead the way at the net, while Mariah Hansen finished with 10 kills and four serving aces. Kinsley Randt had 37 assists and Megan Kokett had a team-high 11 digs.

Browerville 3, WCA 1 (25-22, 26-28, 25-22, 25-17)

The Knights kept close in the first two sets, winning the second 28-26, but couldn't keep Browerville from winning in four sets in a Prairie Conference match on Tuesday.

Tiana Christenson had 10 kills, 20 digs and two blocks for WCA. Holly Van Kampen added nine kills and six blocks, while Christina Kruize had 27 assists, 20 digs, two blocks and two kills.

BOLD 3, Minnewaska 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-13)

The Minnewaska volleyball team could not keep up with BOLD as the Warriors won in three sets on Tuesday.

Taylor Amundson had nine assists and a serving ace to lead the Lakers. Alison Hoeper had a team-high five kills and Ariel Ostrander added four kills and 16 digs.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Alexandria 2, Sartell 1

The Cardinal girls' soccer team (10-1, 8-0 CLC) looks more and more like the class of the Central Lakes Conference with every game as Alexandria pushed its winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 win over second-place Sartell on Tuesday night.

Sophomore Karsen Granning got Alexandria on the board with a goal that came with 8:45 left in the first half. Anna Spanbauer then gave the Cardinals some insurance as she connected on a corner kick that deflected off a Sartell defender and into the goal with around nine minutes left in the game. Sartell added a goal on a breakaway with 4:20 left, but it wasn't enough to stop a red-hot Alexandria team.

The Cardinals defense and goalkeeper Sarah Bruzek continued to stymie opposing offenses. Bruzek had 11 saves in the first half alone on her way to earning her 10th win. Bruzek and this defense have allowed just five goals in 11 games this season.

BOYS' SOCCER

Sartell 3, Alexandria 1

The Cardinal boys' soccer team couldn't generate enough offense in a 3-1 loss to Central Lakes Conference foe Sartell on Tuesday night.

Kagan Foster had Alexandria's only goal as he scored in the 69th minute on an assist by Sam Jenson. The Sabres scored in the 16th, 28th and 63rd minutes to take a 3-0 lead that it didn't come close to relinquishing.

TENNIS

Alexandria 6, Rocori 1

A strong stretch for the Alexandria tennis team continued Tuesday night as the Cardinals beat Rocori 6-1 for their 10th straight victory.

Carly Snell, Marissa Wheeler and Hannah Vickstrom all had wins in the singles lineup. Rachel Sjostrand and Ellie Bergstrand won at first doubles 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Kim Wilkins and Kerri Wilkins teamed up to win 6-1, 6-3 at second doubles and Abby Telander and Jenna Steffl won by the same score at the third spot. 

The win moved Alexandria to 15-4 overall and to 7-2 in the Central Lakes Conference.

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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