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Girls soccer: Drew leads Alexandria to a second straight win

Alexandria junior Sidney Drew brings the ball up the field against Fergus Falls on Tuesday night. On Thursday, Drew had a hand in all four of Alexandria's goals as she scored twice and assisted twice in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over Rocori. (Micah Friez / Echo Press)

The Alexandria girls soccer team started off its season with five straight losses but has now won two straight after taking care of Rocori in a 4-0 game on Thursday.

Junior Sidney Drew led the way. She got things going with a goal almost 28 minutes into the contest when she made a long run on the ball and finished from 16 yards out.

“In setting what is probably an unofficial team record for scoring two goals in the shortest time span, Sid knocked in her second goal 26 seconds later off a Camille Hegstad pass from 15 yards out,” Alexandria head coach Tom Roos said.

Hadlee Hanson scored her first varsity goal 20 minutes into the second half on a shot from 20 yards out after receiving a pass from Drew. Hegstad then scored two minutes later on another Drew assist as she continued to stuff the stat sheet.

“Defensively, the Cardinals held Rocori to just two shots on goal with strong play by defender Abby Johnson and defensive center mid, Molly Panther,” Roos said.

Alexandria’s Sophia Vinje stopped both of those shots to secure the shutout win. Maggie Linz got peppered with 22 shots and took the loss despite 18 saves for the Spartans.

Alexandria moved to 2-5 with the win and Rocori fell to 1-5.

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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