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Soccer: Alexandria Area Soccer Association teams finish top two at summer state tournament

The U12 Black girls team led the way with a championship for the second straight year, while the U18 and U14 boys finished second at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association state championships.

The Alexandria Black girls U12 soccer team won the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association summer state championship for a second straight season. Team members are Alexis Bergs, Maya Dutton, Kearyn Elfering, Abigail Helwig, Josie Huebner, Lilly Klimek, Emma Laurent, Lylah Marshall, Jada McAdoo, Lucille Sanden, Emma Schmidt, Eden Sorlie, Grace Urness, Ella Walz, and Mila Warzecha. They are coached by Mike Helwig.
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Teams out of the Alexandria Area Soccer Association saw some recent success at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association summer state championships.

All three AASA teams that competed placed in their divisions. The U14 and U18 boys teams each finished second, while the U12 Black girls team took first place for the second straight year.

U12 Black girls

The AASA U12 Black girls team is coached by Mike Helwig. They were dominant defensively in their four games, allowing just two goals on the way to the championship.

Alexandria beat Central MN Youth Soccer Association in the title game by a 1-0 score. That was after a 3-1 win over Minnesota Rush, 6-1 win over the Central MN team and a 2-0 win over the Great River Soccer Club.

Players on the U12 roster are Alexis Bergs, Maya Dutton, Kearyn Elfering, Abigail Helwig, Josie Huebner, Lilly Klimek, Emma Laurent, Lylah Marshall, Jada McAdoo, Lucille Sanden, Emma Schmidt, Eden Sorlie, Grace Urness, Ella Walz, and Mila Warzecha.

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U18 boys

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The Alexandria U18 boys team took second at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association summer state championships recently. Team members are Bryce Paffrath, Julian Ramos, Henry Klecker, Blake Nelson, Otto Anderson, Connor Quelle, Dylan Hendricks, Cole Haabala, Erik Reineke, Sam Faber, Jestin Mastellar, Dalton Peterson, Henry Ramstorf, Tripp Shatek, Jack Carlson, and Colin Reilly. They are coached by Phil Pham and Zach Lamb.
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The U18 boys team was coached by Phil Pham and Zach Lamb.

Alexandria fell in a 3-2 game in the championship against Willmar. They started the tournament with a 3-0 win over Mississippi Valley Soccer U18 Blue and a 2-1 win over Mississippi Valley Soccer U17. Alexandria also played to a 2-2 tie with Club Deportivo Lobos U17.

Team members for the U18 team are Bryce Paffrath, Julian Ramos, Henry Klecker, Blake Nelson, Otto Anderson, Connor Quelle, Dylan Hendricks, Cole Haabala, Erik Reineke, Sam Faber, Jestin Mastellar, Dalton Peterson, Henry Ramstorf, Tripp Shatek, Jack Carlson, and Colin Reilly.

U14 boys

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The Alexandria boys U14 soccer team finished second at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association summer state championships recently. Team members are Graham Odland, Patrick Klecker, Jacobo Ramos, Koen Medway, Jaxon Wirth, Camden Kosters, Ethan Carlson, Ryan Greseth, Elijah Knapper, Krew Muscha, Ryan Sanden, Rogan Anderson, Micah Kietzmann, Sawyer Blair, and Mason Huebner. They are coached by Stephanie Rutten-Ramos.
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Stephanie Rutten-Ramos coached the U14 boys team to the second-place finish.

Alexandria dropped a 5-1 game to TCYSC in the championship game. They went 4-0 ahead of that game with a 4-2 win over CC United, an 11-0 win over Gitchi Gummi, a 2-1 win over New Ulm United and a 5-2 victory over SAYEC.

Players on the U14 roster for Alexandria are Graham Odland, Patrick Klecker, Jacoba Ramos, Koen Medway, Jaxon Wirth, Camden Kosters, Ethan Carlson, Ryan Greseth, Elijah Knapper, Krew Muscha, Ryan Sanden, Rogan Anderson, Micah Kietzmann, Sawyer Blair, and Mason Huebner.

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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