Boys soccer: Cardinals get season’s fourth tie against six-win Apollo

The Alexandria boys soccer team is still searching for its first win after having to settle for another tie on Tuesday night at St. Cloud Apollo.

It’s the fourth stalemate of the year for the Cardinals (0-3-4), but it came against an Eagles team that is now 6-2-1 and had won four straight games.

“The entire match was a great example of the growth the Cardinals have shown throughout the season,” Alexandria head coach Brandon Johnson said. “We are very proud of the way our team played and kept grinding all 80 minutes.”

It was a scoreless game at the half before Alexandria opened the scoring in the 50th minute. Jack Carlson sent a perfect pass to Jaeger Steele who found the back of the net.

It took less than 10 minutes for Apollo to respond with back-to-back goals in the 57th and 58th minutes to grab the 2-1 lead.


The Cardinals kept applying pressure before Carlson added to his solid night with a goal for himself to tie it. Colin Reilly set him up with an assist, and Ryan Muewissen took things from there in goal as he turned aside any chances for the Eagles to regain the lead.

“(He) consistently kept the Cardinals alive by making many saves throughout the night,” Johnson said.

It was a good way for Alexandria to bounce back after losing a 5-0 game at Moorhead on Saturday.

The Spuds scored in the 17th, 21st, 27th, 64th and 82nd minutes in another dominant effort as Moorhead improved to 8-0 overall after another 5-0 win against Fergus Falls on Sept. 28. The Spuds have outscored teams 37-4 this year.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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