The Alexandria girls soccer team got back on track after a couple losses with a 3-2 overtime win against Sauk Rapids-Rice on Thursday night.
Camille Hegstad got the game-winner after she buried her own rebound two and a half minutes into overtime. Hegstad was set up by a corner kick from Ann Zwilling.
That erased what had been an early advantage for the Storm (4-7) when they took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Alexandria struck back when defender Hallee Anderson scored her first varsity goal on a blast from 30 yards out. Seven minutes later, Alexandria’s Kaye Paschka scored a goal on a high shot at an angle that made it 2-1.
It isn’t often that a soccer game is tied in the closing seconds, but that’s what happened down the stretch to force overtime.
“With six seconds remaining in the game, a shanked ball from the Sauk Rapids midfield spun and took a strange bounce that the Alex D was not prepared for,” Alexandria head coach Tom Roos said.
The ball bounced to a Sauk Rapids attacker, who found the back of the net to tie it at 2-2. In the end, it didn’t cost the Cardinals a win as they improved to 6-7 overall and 6-3 in the Central Lakes Conference.