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Card boys soccer powers past Sabres

WILLMAR — Willmar's boys soccer team really doesn't like allowing goals.

The Cardinals took a gritty 1-0 lead into halftime against Sartell and doubled that early in the second half but then the Sabres bounced back with a goal of their own. The Cardinals didn't like that.

Kelvin Gomez Padilla marched down the field and scored a goal a minute later for his second of the afternoon to put the match out of reach in a 4-2 win over Sartell Thursday night.

Willmar defender Devin Sankey kicked off the scoring with a pinball effort in the box for a 1-0 lead. Gomez Padilla, who earned the assist in the opening goal, made it 2-0 with a strike and an assist from Cesar Leiva. Leiva and Gomez Padilla also connected for Willmar's third goal and Leiva scored on a penalty kick for a 4-1 lead.

Shortly after Leiva's goal, Willmar keeper Zach Courtney made a diving save on a penalty kick to keep the momentum firmly in favor of the home Cardinals.

Willmar will hit the road to take on Monticello Saturday in Monticello.

Willmar 4, Sartell 2

Sartell..................... 0 2 — 2

Willmar................... 1 3 — 4

FIRST HALF — W: Devin Sankey (Kelvin Gomez Padilla) 27th minute

SECOND HALF — W: Gomez Padilla (Cesar Leiva) 42nd minute ... S: Patrick Eichler 45th minute ... W: Gomez Padilla (Leiva) 46th minute ... W: Leiva 50th minute PK ... S: Mohannad Alkhatib 68th minute

SHOTS ON GOAL — Sartell: 9 ... Willmar: 10

GOALIE SAVES — Sartell: Tom Connolly 6 ... Willmar: Zach Courtney 7

DEFENSIVE SAVES — None

Girls Tennis

Willmar 5,

St. Cloud Apollo 2

Willmar swept singles to top St. Cloud Apollo in St. Cloud.

Lydia Morrell was strong atop the lineup, winning 6-0, 6-1 for the Cardinals.

Singles

(1) Lydia Morrell, W, def Jordyn Krueger 6-0 6-1 (2) Chloe Hansen, W, def Amber McClelland 6-1 6-1 (3) Ashley Prahl, W, def Elie Weinert 6-2 6-2 (4) Alyssa Morrell, W, def Brynn Karash 6-1 6-2

Doubles

(1) Taryn Czech/Grace Middendorf, S, def Mady Spencer/Abigail Hoffman 6-1 6-1 (2) Abby Trelfa/Madison DeMarais, S, def Paige Hanson/Abby Stauffenecker 6-2 6-1 (3) Allison Bruhn/Julia Iverson, W, def Morgan Thompson/Alyssa Meyers 6-0 2-6 6-3

B/KMS 4,

LQPV/DB 3

Benson/KMS won two singles matches and two doubles matches to edge Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd on Thursday in Benson.

B/KMS plays host to Osakis at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Singles

(1) Anna Hacker, L, def. Sophia Curriel 7-5 2-6 6-1 (2) Gracie Lenz, B, def. Addi Oie 6-1 7-5 (3) Stacy Johnson, B, def. Katelyn Wittnebel 6-2 6-3 (4) Jade Bukowski, L, def. Anna Samuelson 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2

Doubles

(1) Olivia Hoffman/Hannah Andrews, B, def. Rachel Halvorson/Jessica Sigdahl 6-2 6-0 (2) Bree Kallhoff/Veda Maharaj, L, def. Brenna Knutson/Halle Bundy 6-3 7-5 (3) Taylor Samuelson/Susan Knutson, B, def. Ashton Kittelson/Sarah Halvorson 6-2 6-0

Minnewaska 7,

YME 0

The Lakers didn't drop a set in a victory over Yellow Medicine East on Thursday in Granite Falls.

Singles

(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def. Whitney Tennis 6-0 6-0 (2) Hannah Orlowski, M, def. Emily Johnson 6-1 6-2 (3) Karra Hanson, M, Chelsea Hoernemann 6-0 6-1 (4) Maddie Thorfinnson, M, def. Macie Sik 6-0 6-1

Doubles

(1) Greta Reichmann/Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def. Ashley Niemeyer/Cherish Hammer 6-0 6-0 (2) Annika Randt/Addy Randt, M, def. Emilee Speh/Allie Virnig 6-1 6-3 (3) Aliyah Bayer/Annika Stensrud, M, def. Brynn Cherveny/Tiana Rupp 7-5 6-2

Prep Volleyball

Rockford 3, NLS 0

Rockford swept New London-Spicer Thursday night in a Wright County Conference battle.

Ashton Engelke led the Wildcats with three ace serves, eight kills and 13 digs.

NLS 21 21 20

Rockford 25 25 25

New London-Spicer

Serving (aces): Aleah Zieske 1, Ashton Engelke 3, Hunter Paffrath 2 ... Set assists: Emma Hanson 1, Paffrath 15, Presley Arndt-Callenius 10 ... Hitting (kills): Zieske 9, Ashlyn Olson 5, Engelke 8, Ava Kramer 1, Hanson 1, Kendra Bagley 2, Miah Larson 3, Arndt-Callenius 1 ... Blocking (aces): Zieske 2, Olson 2, Kramer 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Engelke 13, Novak 15, Paffrath 12, Krause 12

Rockford

Stats not provided

BOLD 3, Benson 0

BOLD cruised to a 3-0 victory thanks to a 10-kill night by Makenna Steffel.

Ashley Trongard added nine kills alongside five ace serves and Makayla Snow tallied 26 set assists and five ace serves.

BOLD 25 25 25

Benson 12 10 19

BOLD

Serving (aces): Makayla Snow 5, Ashley Trongard 5, Brenna Weis 2 ... Set assists: Snow 26, Weis 3 ... Hitting (kills): Makenna Steffel 10, Trongard 9, Morgan Schmitz 6 ... Blocking (aces): Trongard 2, Steffel 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Weis 22, Schmitz 14, Devyn O'Halloran 12

Benson

Serving (aces): Zoe Doscher 5, Abbie Mitteness 1 ... Set assists: Mariah Ahrndt 6, Ellie Moesenthin 4, Claire Ricard 1 ... Hitting (kills): Ahrndt 2, Rachel Berens 2, Beth Cain 1, Claire Ricard 6, Mitteness 1 ... Blocking (aces): Cain 1, Ricard 2, Abby Lundebrek 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Ahrndt 5, Maranda Wieber 8, Mittness 12

Sauk Centre 3,

Minnewaska 0

Sauk Centre swept the Minnewaska Lakers Thursday night.

Alexia Piekarski had seven kills and Emma Thorfinnson had six. Sara Geiser finished with 18 set assists.

Minnewaska 22 12 18

Sauk Centre 25 25 25

Minnewaska

Serving (aces): Sierra Lindemann 2, Alexis Piekarski 1 ... Set assists: Ellie Danielson 1, Sara Geiser 18 ... Hitting (kills): Lindemann 2, Danielson 4, Emma Thorfinnson 6, Piekarski 7 ... Blocking (aces): Geiser 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Lindemann 6, Danielson 13, Kristen Glover 7, Thorfinnson 7, Geiser 9, Avery Hoeper 9

Sauk Centre

Stats not provided

BBE 3, Paynesville 1

BBE excelled from the service line and utilized a dominant performance by Ally Gruber to defeat Paynesville Thursday night.

Gruber racked up 17 kills with three ace serves and 10 digs in a big night for the Jaguars. Karsee Kampsen finished with 30 set assists and a team-best 15 digs.

Olivia Riley led the match with 27 digs for the Bulldogs.

Paynesville 10 17 25 16

BBE 25 25 18 25

Paynesville

Serving (aces): Skylar Bayer 3, Abby Schaefer 2, Kylee Everson 2 ... Set assists: Jenna Lundquist 17, Madi Leyendecker 8, Schaefer 1, Everson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Lundquist 2, Bayer 10, Schaefer 9, Brynn Johnson 4, Ashley Ley 5 ... Blocking (aces): Ley 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Leyendecker 7, Olivia Riley 27, Bayer 14, Schaefer 16

BBE

Serving (aces): Ally Gruber 3, Grace Illies 3, Karsee Kampsen 2, Katherine Mastey 2, Nicole Thonvold 1 ... Set assists: Gruber 2, Emily Kern 1, Grace Illies 2, Kampsen 30, Mastey 1 ... Hitting (kills): Gruber 17, Brittany Berge 8, Kern 1, Emily Knight 6, Illies 2, Kampsen 1, Mastey 6 ... Blocking (aces): Berge 3, Illies 1, Mastey 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Gruber 10, Kern 14, Illies 10, Kampsen 15, Mastey 10, Thonvold 7

YME 3, Canby 0

Relying on double-digit attacks from Meeghen Dahlager and Mackenzie Dyrdahl, Yellow Medicine East clinched a Camden Conference sweep of Canby on Thursday.

Dahlager led the way with 14 kills to go with four blocks and 14 digs, and Dyrdahl added 10 kills, four blocks, two ace serves and eight digs.

Canby 24 23 22

YME 26 25 25

Canby

Stats not provided

Yellow Medicine East

Serving (aces): Mackenzie Dyrdahl 2, Madison Hinz 1, Abby Jaenisch 1 ... Set assists: Hinz 34, Anayansi Flores 1, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 1 ... Hitting (kills): Meeghen Dahlager 14, Dyrdahl 10, Alli Steffen 6, Jadyn Sakry 4, Hinz 2, Flores 2 ... Blocking (aces): Dahlager 4, Dyrdahl 4, Flores 3, Sakry 1, Steffen 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Dahlager 14, Dyrdahl 8, Sakry 7, Hinz 6, Jaenisch 6

MACCRAY 3,

Dawson-Boyd 0

MACCRAY fended off a spirited challenge from the Blackjacks to win a Camden Conference match in three games on Thursday in Clara City.

MACCRAY's Piper Asche had 11 kills and Danni Burns had nine. Sydney Thein had 26 set assists.

D-B's Karoline Dahl had 12 kills and four solo blocks, and Lydia Aafedt had 20 set assists.

Dawson-Boyd 22 24 21

MACCRAY 25 26 25

Dawson-Boyd

Serving (aces): Avery Bartunek 2, Mary Bothun 1, Tarah Johnson 1, Karoline Dahl 1 ... Set assists: Lydia Aafedt 20, Amelia Olson 2, Bothun 1, Megan Mamer 1 ... Hitting (kills): Dahl 12, Bartunek 5, Bothun 3, Aafedt 2, Jenna Wyum 2, Mamer 1 ... Blocking (aces): Dahl 4, Bartunek 1, Mamer 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Johnson 10, Olson 8, Bothun 5, Aafedt 5, Dahl 5

MACCRAY

Serving (aces): Kate Hultgren 2, Sydney Thein 1, Piper Asche 2, Abigail Pieper 3 ... Set assists: Thein 26 ... Hitting (kills): Thein 3, Danni Burns 9, Gabby Randt 1, Kylee Kimpling 5, Asche 11, Gracie Slagter 1, Annie Dykema 2 ... Blocking (aces): Asche 1, Thein 2, Randt 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Thein 5, Ella Bourne 9, Burns 7, Hultgren 9, Jaimi Heida 7

Montevideo 3,

ACGC 1

Katherine Knudson racked up 37 digs to power Montevideo past ACGC in a defensive battle.

Cali Christianson led the Thunder Hawks with 10 kills and Noelle Sulflow finished with three ace serves, 16 set assists, four kills and nine digs.

ACGC 18 25 15 17

Montevideo 25 20 25 25

ACGC

Serving (aces): Lindsey Minnick 1, Pailey Wilner 1, Jordyn Mortensen 1 ... Set assists: Rachel Wilner 12 ... Hitting (kills): P. Wilner 6, Minnick 5, Shayna Hobson 3, Erika Tagtow 2, R. Wilner 1 ... Blocking (aces): Hobson 2, Tagtow 1, R. Wilner 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Jeana Denton 14, Minnick 11, P. Wilner 7, R. Wilner 5

Montevideo

Serving (aces): Abby Jakobs 1, Livia Gades 3, Cali Christianson 1, Noelle Sulflow 3, Bailey Bauman 2, Sydney Zindel 1 ... Set assists: Gades 9, Sulflow 16 ... Hitting (kills): Megan Anderson 1, Jakobs 1, Madi Kilibarda 3, Christianson 10, Sulflow 4, Jasmyn Kronback 1, Zindel 9 ... Blocking (aces): Kilibarda 2, Zindel 3 ... Digs (5 or more): Katherine Knutson 37, Christianson 10, Sulflow 9, Bauman 16

RTR 3,

RCW 1

Renville County West put up a fight in the fourth set but couldn't stop Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in a Camden Conference match on Thursday.

RCW's Avery Elfering had six kills and 18 digs, and Vanessa Savig had six ace serves and 12 digs. Lauren Wulf served three aces and had 18 set assists.

RCW plays at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tracy.

RTR 25 25 17 25

RCW 15 12 25 8

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

Stats not provided

Renville County West

Serving (aces): Avery Elfering 1, Sandra Perez 1, Alyssa Ashburn 1, Lauren Wulf 3, Katie Marr 1, Vanessa Savig 6 ... Set assists: Elfering 3, Wulf 18, Leslie Gonzalez 1, Lauren Allex 1 ... Hitting (kills): Elfering 6, Makenna Bruns 1, Emma Mott 1, Riley Elfering 4, Wulf 4, Marr 3, Savig 1, Gonzalez 2, Allex 1 ... Blocking (aces): Bruns 1, Marr 1 ... Digs (5 or more): A. Elfering 18, Perez 9, Ashburn 7, Wulf 10, Savig 12

Lakeview 3,

CMCS 1

Central Minnesota Christian School rallied from a tough second game to win the third game, but Lakeview closed out the match in the fourth game on Thursday.

Elli Stoel led the Bluejays with six kills and Sadie Vander Pol had five kills and two ace serves. Coco Duininck had 16 set assists and served two aces.

The Bluejays play in the Wabasso Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

CMCS 16 3 25 11

Lakeview 25 25 17 25

Central Minnesota Christian School

Serving (aces): Coco Duininck 2, Melanie Beerman 1, Sadie Vander Pol 2, Molly Mulder 1, Addison Brouwer 1, Torri Muzik 1 ... Set assists: Duininck 16 ... Hitting (kills): Elli Stoel 6, Vander Pol 5, Emma Van Dyken 4, Mulder 2, Megan Slagter 1 ... Blocking (aces): None ... Digs (5 or more): Mulder 6

Lakeview

Stats not provided

Melrose 3,

MCA 1

Morris/Chokio-Alberta pushed the Dutch to four tough games in a West Central Conference match on Thursday in Melrose.

Lexi Pew had 16 kills and Kenzie Hockel had nine. Larea Kram finished with 19 set assists and Liz Dietz had 13 assists.

The Tigers play host to Sauk Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Morris/CA 22 21 25 22

Melrose 25 25 21 25

Morris/Chokio-Alberta

Serving (aces): Kenzie Hockel 1, Bailey Marty 1, Riley Decker 1, Kenzie Stahman 1, Larea Kram 1 ... Set assists: Marty 1, Kram 19, Lex Pew 1, Liz Dietz 13, Decker 1 ... Hitting (kills): Marty 8, Emma Berlinger 1, Jen Solvie 3, Hockel 9, Kram 1, Pew 16, Sophie Carlson 3 ... Blocking (aces): Berlinger 1, Solvie 3, Carlson 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Hockel 12, Marty 20, Decker 28, Kram 9

Melrose

Stats not provided

KMS 3, LQPV 1

Lauren Krieger had 13 kills and Lexy Swanson had nine to lead KMS over the Eagles on Thursday.

KMS' Mallory Rudningen had 31 set assists and she and Lauren Krieger both served three aces.

KMS 25 25 24 25

LQPV 17 20 26 12

KMS

Serving (aces): Lauren Krieger 3, Mallory Rudningen 3, Haylee Johnson 2 ... Set assists: Rudningen 31, Katie Krieger 1, Johnson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Lauren Krieger 13, Lexy Swanson 9, Rudningen 5, K. Krieger 4, Johnson 4, Lydia Wagner 3, Maret Gjerde 2 ... Blocking (aces): L. Krieger 1, Swanson 1, Johnson 1, Rudningen 1 ... Digs (5 or more): K. Krieger 21, Morgan Lesteberg 14, Gjerde 9, Halie Nicholas 8, Rudningen 7, L. Krieger 6, Johnson 6, Wagner 5

LQPV

Stats not provided

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