Card boys' soccer: Alexandria falls to St. Cloud Apollo, MoorheadThe Cards are now 3-5-1
The Alexandria boys’ soccer team has found wins hard to come by after a 3-1 start to the season.
The Cardinals have been shut out four times since then and fell to 0-4-1 during that stretch after a 7-0 loss against St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday night. The Eagles dominated from the get-go, scoring in the seventh, eighth, ninth, 11th, 24th and 32nd minute to build a 6-0 lead by the break. Apollo added another score with around five minutes left to put the finishing touches on its ninth straight win of the season.
“Once again, the Cards came out slow and let the Eagles get a six-point lead during the first half,” Alexandria head coach Colin Cahil said. “They brought it together during the second half, not allowing Apollo to score until five minutes before the game ended. It looked like a different team on the field in the second half. Their defense was very good.”
Apollo outshot the Cardinals 16-7 on the night. Zach Lamb finished with seven saves for Alexandria. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 3-5-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the Central Lakes Conference.
Moorhead 3, Alexandria 0
The Alexandria boys’ soccer team had just one shot on goal in a 3-0 loss to Moorhead on Monday night.
The Spuds got on the board early as Adam Baker connected after a pass from Gabe Roach to make it 1-0. From there, it was all Roach as he added two more goals before halftime to give his team a commanding lead.
“Moorhead played a very good first half and the boys were off on their touches,” Alexandria head coach Cahil Collins said. “We came out stronger in the second half, not allowing Moorhead to score another goal, but we still lacked the scoring opportunities for ourselves.”
The Cardinals’ only shot was turned aside by Moorhead’s Tanner Swenson. Zach Lamb had six saves for Alexandria in the losing effort.