Card boys' soccer: Alexandria now 4-4-3The Cardinals tied with the Otters, fell to the Crusaders in soccer
The Alexandria boys’ soccer team came out of a rain-soaked evening at Fergus Falls with a 1-1 tie before falling to St. Cloud Cathedral 2-0 this past Saturday.
Alexandria was playing its fourth game of the week against the Crusaders and couldn’t get much going offensively in the 2-0 loss. Cathedral, meanwhile, responded with an aggressive first half that resulted in a 2-0 lead by halftime.
“[We] seemed to wake up mentally in the second half,” head coach Dave Vinje said. “But they could not get their bodies to join in as the Crusaders knocked the ball around the Cardinals, creating multiple scoring opportunities.”
Goalkeeper Scott Hennen was up to the challenge. He had a strong game in a losing effort, stopping 26 shots sent his way.
Hennen also had a lot to do with his team getting out of Fergus Falls in a 1-1 tie last Thursday. He finished with 28 saves against the Otters. The only goal he allowed came off a rebound that Fergus was able to put in the back of the net to tie things up at one apiece.
The Cardinals struck first after finally breaking through in the wet conditions. They poured on the pressure at the beginning of the second half and it finally paid off when John Vinje took a pass from Jon Lewis and slotted it past the keeper for a 1-0 lead. The Otters continued to supply pressure and it eventually paid off with the tying goal. Neither team was able to turn in the go-ahead score through the rest of regulation or overtime as the Cardinals had to settle for the tie.
Alexandria’s record stood at 4-4-3 overall and 4-2-2 in the Central Lakes Conference after the two games.