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Junior goalkeeper Sarah Bruzek made a diving stop during the first half of Alexandria's Class A state tournament game against The Blake School last Thursday night. Bruzek kept the Cardinals within one goal of the defending state champs for most of the night before the Bears prevailed with a 2-0 win to advance to the semifinals. Eric Morken, Echo Press

State Class A girls' soccer: Bruzek's brilliance not quite enough

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The Alexandria girls' soccer team knew it would have to be almost perfect to have a chance against defending Class A state champion Blake last Thursday.


The Bears came into the opening round of the state tournament with 14 shutouts in 15 wins. They featured three all-state players in Maddy Crawford (G), Ali Leslie (M) and Lydia Sutton (M) and one honorable-mention all-state midfielder in Lauren Kelly.

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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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