Both teams came into the game with one loss and as top-10 teams in Class AA through the QRF on Minnesota-scores.net, and the Cardinals ran their win streak to seven games ahead of an important final two matches of the regular season this week.
For a second time this season, the Cardinals showed they can compete with a top team in their section, but a penalty-kick goal midway through the second half gave the Eagles their second 2-1 win of the season in this rivalry.
The Cardinals beat St. Cloud Apollo 6-0 on Thursday and have not allowed a goal since a 2-0 loss to St. Cloud Tech on Sept. 8. They are now 11-1 and have outscored opponents 28-0 in their last six games.