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Girls soccer: Cards come from behind for 3-2 win

The Alexandria girls soccer team scored an early lead at Fergus Falls in a Central lakes Conference match but needed two late goals to get the win Tuesday.

Trailing 2-1 with 14 minutes left on the clock, Alexandria's Camille Hegstad received a long pass from midfielder Anna Zwilling in the penalty area and tied up the game. Wth just five minutes left in the game, Hegstad then set up Kaye Paschka 10 yards out for the game-winning goal.

The Cards' Sidney Drew was the first to get the ball in the net from 6 yards out 14 minutes into the game off of a pass from midfielder Olivia Burns.

The Cards outshot the Otters. Alexandria goalkeeper Sophia Vinje had to make only four saves of the night compared to the Fergus Falls goalkeeper Katie Minge who had to make 11.

"Overall, the Alex defense played well, limiting the Otters to a few scoring chances, but twice gave a strong Fergus midfielder too much time and space to shoot which made for a close game," Cardinals Coach Roos Thomas said.

That strong Fergus midfielder that scored the two goals was Sophia Rausch. Rausch scored the second goal of the game when a Cards' goal kick was turned over and Rausch got it in the net from the 18 yards out.

Fergus took the lead in the second half when Rausch had control of the ball again and took a successful shot on goal from 20 yards out.

This close win brought the Cards overall record to 2-5 with a conference record of 2-3.

The Cards head to Cold Spring on Thursday, Sept. 14, to face Rocori.

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