Prep roundup: Crusaders come back to beat Sauk Rapids

Prep roundup: Crusaders come back to beat Sauk Rapids

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Prep roundup: Crusaders come back to beat Sauk Rapids

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SAUK RAPIDS – The St. Cloud Cathedral boys soccer team found themselves down 1-0 at halftime to Sauk Rapids Monday afternoon, but roared back to score four goals in the second frame for the 4-2 win over Sauk Rapids.

Hayden Speaks, Josh Robak, Austin Marek and Myles Hagen all tallied goals for the Crusaders (4-0-2). Erik Cooper and Karl Johnson had the Storm’s two goals.

BECKER 1, ROCKFORD 0

BECKER – The Bulldogs’ game-winning goal came on a penalty kick by Zach Vieau in the first half. Ben Gilchrist saw a lot of action in net, stopping 15 shots to preserve the shutout for Becker (3-4).

SARTELL 6, LITTLE FALLS 0

LITTLE FALLS – Carter Kasianov found the back of the net twice to lead the Sabres (4-2) over Little Falls.

Kyle Erickson scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season and Skylar Gardner made four saves to earn the shutout. Gabe Ploof made eight saves in net for Little Falls (1-4).

ST. CLOUD TECH 2, BUFFALO 1

Irvin Rivera scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal around the 20-minute mark of the second half for the Tigers at Husky Stadium. Tech improves to 5-1 on the season.

SARTELL 3, LITTLE FALLS 0

SARTELL Sartell breezed by Little Falls in a Central Lakes conference matchup.

Freshman midfielder Claire Minnerath had the first goal for Sartell (4-1-1) and junior forward Katie Stuttgen scored the second. Junior midfielder Caitlin Halupczok scored the third and final goal for the Sabres, which was her first career varsity goal.

Goalkeeping duties were split for Sartell. Senior Amber Delcastillo got the start, but junior Kristin Castellano came on to play the second half. The two had four saves between them. Scotti Jo Meyer made 10 saves for the Flyers.

BUFFALO 1, ST. CLOUD TECH 0

With 14 minutes remaining, Jordan Skarin broke the scoring drought with her game-winning goal for the Bison. Mackenzie Feeny was in net for Tech and made 10 saves.

ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 5, PIERZ 2

PIERZ – Cathedral had four wins in the singles competition.

Greta Egerman and Lauren Stang won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Egerman is now 18-1 on the season as a double player Pierz had a win from Emily Okroi at No. 5 singles (6-0, 6-2).

Cathedral’s Lexie Nepsund (No. 2 singles) and Sarah Schmitz (No. 3 singles) both came back from early deficits to win their final sets 6-0.

MELROSE 7, BENSON 0

MELROSE – The Dutchmen have won eight straight and improved to 10-2 on the season.

Michaela Worms won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 sinlges, while the duo of Madison Rausch and Elaine Kraker won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles for Melrose.

ST. CLOUD TECH 7, S.C. APOLLO/SAUK RAPIDS 0

Sophomore Sam Boettcher recorded her first varsity win for the Tigers (4-0).

Boettcher teamed with Steph Nardi at No. 3 doubles to win 6-2, 6-0 as Tech went on to rout Apollo in Central Lakes Conference action at South Junior High. Tech’s Taylor Tarrolly defeated the Eagles’ Katie Ford 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.

LP-GE/U-SA 6, B-B-E 1

LONG PRAIRIE – The Thunder won all four singles matches and two doubles.

Eva Lamprecht, Jordan Gruendemann, Chala Hoppe and Cassandra Hoppe all won singles matches for the Thunder (5-8).

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE 4, ANNANDALE 3

ANNANDALE – The Panthers got the deciding win from the No. 1 doubles team of Lindsay Wedin and Rachel Rusten with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Tasha Laudenbach and Lexie Arlt. The loss drops Annandale to 8-2 on the season.

LP-GE INVITE

LONG PRAIRIE – Both Little Falls boys and girls cross country teams took first place at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invite.

The girls won with 26 team points. The boys tied with LP-GE with 44 points each, but won the tiebreaker to take first.

The Flyers had four female runners in the top 10, led by a second-place finish from Mattia Hendrickson (16:25.95). Morris Area’s Makenzie Smith took first (15:55.67).

Royalton’s Zachary Carlson ran unattached and won with a time of 17:34.44 on the boys side. LP-GE’s Derek Warner was second (17:58.56).

Girls team scores — 1. Little Falls 26; 2. Morris Area 56; 3. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 59; 4. Staples-Motley 79.

Boys team scores — 1. Little Falls 44; 2. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 44; 3. Morris Area 73; 4. Staples-Motley 88; 5. Sauk Centre 112.

ANNANDALE INVITE

ANNANDALE – The Foley boys came in third place with 81 team points and were led by Spencer Elwell, who finished eighth (19:17).

On the girls side, Rachel Richardson came in 21st (18:40) as the Falcons finished in sixth place out of six teams.

Boys team scores — 1. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 53; 2. Litchfield 76; 3. Foley 81; 4. Annandale 95; 5. Big Lake 96; 6. Maple Lake 103.

Girls team scores — 1. Big Lake 24; 2. Maple Lake 57; 3. Annandale 61; 4. Litchfield 106; 5. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 125; 6. Foley 169.

ANNANDALE 3, ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 1

ANNANDALE – Hannah Spaulding had 19 digs and Rachel Heiber tallied 11 kills as the Cardinals (2-6) downed the Crusaders 15-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-14.

Rylee Medelberg had 14 kills for the Crusaders (1-3) and Sophie Harris had 20 set assists.

KIMBALL 3, FOLEY 0

FOLEY – Breane Meierhofer had 15 kills and Hollie Donnay tallied 13 assists as the Cubs rolled past Foley in nonconference play. With the win, Kimball climbs back over the .500 mark at 3-2.

MONTICELLO 3, ST. CLOUD TECH 0

Kylie Loesch had 14 assists and 15 digs, but the Tigers (1-3) fell to the Magic 13-25, 11-25, 20-25 at Tech High School.

HL-W-W 3, PACT SPECTRUM 0

HOWARD LAKE – The Lakers earned a 25-5, 25-3, 25-21 victory behind 21 straight service points by Abby Miller. Mackenzie Uter had nine kills for the Lakers (3-4).

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