UPDATED: Sports roundup from Monday, October 7
Alexandria 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0
The Alexandria girls' soccer team wrapped up the regular season 14-2 and 12-0 in the Central Lakes Conference after a 3-0 win over St. Cloud Apollo on Monday night.
It was the 11th shutout of the season for the Cardinals and their first undefeated run through the CLC in program history. Kaila Dewanz got Alexandria going in the first half as she cut into the box from the right side and found Rachel Drew, who finished off the goal to make it 1-0. Chelsey Salto added to it in the second half as she scored on a corner kick that was sent in by Emily Korkowski. Korkowski then got one of her own off a rebound with less than six minutes remaining.
The Cardinals will head into the playoffs with a lot of momentum on their side. Their 0.43 goals against average is the lowest in Class A. They did not give up a goal all season at home and their 14-2 record is the program's best ever as they now shoot for a second straight trip to the state tournament.
St. Cloud Apollo 1, Alexandria 0
St. Cloud Apollo scored in the 18th minute and used that to secure a 1-0 win that dropped Alexandria to 5-9-2 overall and 4-7-1 in the Central Lakes Conference to end the regular season.
The Cardinals got just three shots on net to the Eagles' 10. Zach Lamb had nine saves. Alexandria will turn its attention to the playoffs where the Cardinals will battle East Grand Forks in the opening round this Thursday.
B-B-E 3, Osakis 1 (25-16, 25-11, 26-28, 25-20)
The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team (16-5-2) won a rematch of last year's section tournament match as the Jaguars outlasted Osakis (17-6, 8-0 Prairie) in four sets on Monday night.
"We started out rough with our passing," Osakis head coach Kirsten Wessel said. "They are great servers, too. We have to make adjustments to our passing in order for us to be able to compete in our section."
The Jaguars controlled the first two sets on their way to 25-16 and 25-11 wins before the Silverstreaks won 28-26 in the third. They weren't able to sustain that momentum as BBE rallied for a 25-20 win to put the match away.
Brooke Sorenson led Osakis at the net with 10 kills and Brittney Sadlemyer finished with eight. Annalise Savageau had 14 assists, while Breanna Larson finished with a team-high 22 digs.
WCA 3, CGB 1 (22-25, 29-27, 25-23, 25-17)
The West Central Area volleyball team took down Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in four sets on Monday night after dropping the opening set.
The Knights had to battled every step of the way, winning by a combined four points in sets two and three before taking care of the match with a 25-17 win in the fourth.
Holly Van Kempen had a big night with 20 kills, eight blocks and 10 digs. Christina Kruize had 34 assists and 19 digs, while Tiana Christenson added eight kills and 39 digs.
Montevideo 3, Minnewaska 1 (19-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-12)
The Montevideo volleyball team overcame a loss in the first set to beat Minnewaska in four on Monday night.
The Lakers came out strong in winning 25-19 but couldn't sustain that as the Thunderhawks rallied and droppped the Lakers to 9-11 overall and 3-7 in conference play. Alison Hoeper had 10 kills to lead the Lakers' offense. Emma Middendorf added seven, while Taylor Amundson finished with 24 assists and Ariel Ostrander had a team-high 26 digs.
TENNIS (Section 6A Play-In match)
Morris Area 5, Parkers Prairie 2