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Sports roundup from Tuesday, September 3



St. Cloud Tech 6, Alexandria 1

The Alexandria tennis team managed only one win throughout the lineup against perenial Central Lakes Conference power St. Cloud Tech on Tuesday night.

The Tigers swept the doubles lineup in straight sets and took three of four from the singles, while dropping just seven sets total in the top three spots. Alexandria's only win came at fourth singles, where Bria Schueler took down Sarah Donnelly 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). The Cardinals fell to 5-3 overall and to 1-1 in the CLC with the loss.

Osakis 4, Staples-Motley 3

The Osakis tennis team backed up its No. 2 ranking in the Class A polls by beating 10th-ranked Staples-Motley in a tightly contested 4-3 match. The win kept the Silverstreaks unbeaten on the season at 9-0.

Minnewaska 6, Benson 1

The Minnewaska tennis team moved to 5-0 on the season with a 6-1 win over Benson on Tuesday night. Ellen Stensrud (6-2, 6-3), Hannah Freske (6-1, 6-0) and Myranda Thoen (6-4, 7-5) all got wins in the singles lineup. Rachel Riley and MaKenna Hanson followed suit at first doubles with a 7-5, 6-1 win at first doubles. Joelle Thorfinson and Annika Pederson did the same at second doubles (6-2, 6-0), while Sarah Freske and Emily Haus won 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2 at the third doubles spot.


Alexandria 3, Moorhead 0 (25-23, 26-24, 27-25)

Every set was close, but the Alexandria volleyball team got out of Moorhead with a 3-0 sweep against the Spuds on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals spread out the attack up front as they had six girls finish with at least four kills. Liz Schultz led the way with 11. Wensia Johnson added nine and Amanda Christianson finished with seven. Amanda Haack set them up all night with 31 assists and Christianson had a team-high 13 digs.

Brandon-Evansville 3, Hillcrest 0 (25-12, 25-13, 26-14)

The Chargers of Brandon-Evansville evened their record at 1-1 after a sweep of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Tuesday.

Brandon-Evansville cruised through the first two sets and took a tight third set 26-24 to put things away. Caroline Jansen had 12 kills to lead the offense and Mariah Hansen added eight. Kinsley Randt had 24 assists, while Megan Kokett led the defense with 10 digs.

Morris 3, Minnewaska 0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-7)

The Morris volleyball team was too much to handle as Minnewaska fell to 0-2 on the young season in a three-set sweep on Tuesday night.

Alison Hoeper had six kills to lead the offensive attack for the Lakers. Taylor Amundson had 16 assists on 91-of-94 setting. Both Amundson and Hoeper had two aces apiece, as well.


Alexandria 6, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1

The Alexandria boys' soccer team got three goals and an assist from Devin Crowe to run away with a 6-1 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice on Tuesday.

Kagan Foster got Alexandria on the board in the fifth minute before Crowe erupted in the seventh and 12th minutes. He added his third goal of the night before the half to make it a 5-0 game by the break. Kevin Roedel had Alexandria's other goal in the opening half before Jesse Ohman put the finishing touches on the game in the 70th minute. The Cardinals evened their record at 2-2 with the win and 1-1 in the Central Lakes Conference.


Alexandria 2, Sauk Rapids 1

The Alexandria defense continued to dominate as the Cardinal girls' soccer team moved to 3-1 on the young season with a Central Lakes Conference win over Sauk Rapids on Tuesday.

Anna Lee provided the game-winning goal as she scored with 18 minutes left to break a 1-1 tie. Marianna Blair scored for the Storm 13 minutes into the second half to even things up after the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead into the break. In the win, senior keeper Sarah Bruzek and the Alexandria defense have combined to allow just two goals through the first four games.

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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