Soccer: Alexandria girls rout Rocori 8-0

Alexandria improves to 10-1 with a dominant win over Rocori on Monday.

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Alexandria senior Ella Westlund tries to dribble between two St. Cloud Tech players during the Cardinals' game against the Tigers on Sept. 8, 2022. Westlund had three goals in Alexandria's 8-0 win over Rocori on Sept. 27, 2022.
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The Alexandria girls soccer team lit up the scoreboard in its 8-0 road win over the Rocori Spartans (0-8, 0-3 Section 8AA) on Monday.

“We had some things to work on after our games last week and we executed them well in Rocori,” Alexandria head coach Amy Korynta said. “We have been working at moving the ball quicker and with more accuracy this season. The entire team is improving with this in every game."

Senior Ella Westlund led the way for Alexandria (10-1, 6-1 Section 6AA) with three goals on the night and had two assists. Sophomore Allie Haabala scored two of the Alexandria goals in the win.

Sophomore Brenna Eggebraaten scored her first goal for the Cardinals in Monday’s win. Senior Morgan Jones and junior Sophia Korynta each had a goal for the Cardinals as well.

“The team communicated well and took charge from the opening whistle,” Amy Korynta said.


Jones, Korynta, junior Elle Heydt, senior Alexa Eggebraaten, and sophomores Camree Miller and Mackenzie Jurchenko each had an assist in the win.

Monday’s match is the fifth match in a row where the Cardinals have shut out their opponent. The Cardinals have pitched a shutout in nine out of their 11 matches and have allowed just four all season.

“Our defense played another strong game,” Amy Korynta said. “Our defensive unit is able to apply so much pressure in the midfield that teams have a difficult time getting any sort of attack going. The defense gave up just one shot on the night. Aubrie Johnson played the second half in goal, making the one save of the game.”

Alexandria hosts St. Cloud Apollo (2-8, 1-4 Section 8AA) on Thursday at 5 p.m. with the Alexandria boys (6-3-2) versus St. Cloud Apollo (7-1) varsity game to follow at 7 p.m.

"Our players are really anticipating their next move and seeing their teammates quicker than we have in the past," Amy Korynta said. "Our success is coming from everyone on the team focusing on small improvements each game and practice."

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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