Prep soccer roundup: Rivera, Keller lead Tigers past Brainerd, 2-0

Prep soccer roundup: Rivera, Keller lead Tigers past Brainerd, 2-0

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Prep soccer roundup: Rivera, Keller lead Tigers past Brainerd, 2-0

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Irvin Rivera and Austin Keller each scored goals as St. Cloud Tech blanked Brainerd 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference boys soccer action Tuesday night at Husky Stadium.

The win keeps the Tigers in the hunt for the Central Lakes title. Currently, Tech (6-1, 9-2) sits in second place. The Tigers take on first place St. Cloud Apollo on Thursday.

Andrew Eisenreich made six saves to earn the shutout against the Warriors.

St. Cloud Apollo 5, Sauk Rapids 1

Said Gure’s hat trick propelled St. Cloud Apollo to a Central Lakes Conference victory against Sauk Rapids in Central Lakes Conference play.

Hamse Abdule scored twice for the Eagles. Jason Omann, Aidan Sim-Campos, Leighton Lommel and Shafi Shire all assisted on Apollo goals.

Cooper Gray made seven saves for Apollo (8-0-1 CLC, 9-1-1 overall), who led 4-0 at halftime.

Niman Hassan scored the only goal for Sauk Rapids.

Becker 2, Princeton 1

BECKER – Zach Vieau scored with a minute left in the second half of extra time to lead Becker past Princeton in Granite Ridge Conference play.

Josiah Borst scored in the fifth minute of the game with an assist from Vieau but Princeton tied the game 10 minutes later.

Ben Gilchrist made 15 saves for the Bulldogs (2-4 GRC, 4-7 overall).

LITTLE FALLS 7, ST. JOHN’S PREP 1

LITTLE FALLS – Junior Tim Infinger and senior Taylor Kottschade combined for five goals and two assists as Little Falls flattened St. John’s Prep in Granite Ridge Conference play.

Infinger scored three goals in the contest while Kottschade added two. Thomas Bell and Aaron Orth each added goals for the Flyers (4-1, 5-4-1).

Little Falls stayed in attack mode all game and notched 19 shots on goal. Despite the high-scoring final, the Flyers led just 2-1 at the half.

St. John’s Prep goalie Caz Novak had 12 saves in the loss. Andrew McGee’s score right before half was the only offense the Johnnies were able to muster in the contest.

ST. JOHN’S PREP 3, LITTLE FALLS 2

COLLEGEVILLE – Clare Culligan doused a scoreless drought with three goals in the second half, and boosted the Johnnies to their ninth win with a victory in Granite Ridge Conference play.

Brittney Krebsbach had two assists for the Johnnies (9-4). Culligan has scored eight goals in her past two games and is now third all-time in single-season goal scoring in the state with 48.

Katie Yorek and Stella Hecht each had goals for the Flyers (2-8-1).

St. Cloud Cathedral 7, Zimmerman 0

Sophie Varner and Junior Ellie Engel both recorded hat tricks in St. Cloud Cathedral’s Granite Ridge Conference win against Zimmerman at Whitney Park.

Junior Sara Carton scored her first varsity goal and Mo Schroeder had five saves in the shutout.

Princeton 6, Becker 0

PRINCETON – Ashley Schramel had a pair of goals as Princeton rolled past Becker in Granite Ridge Conference play.

BRAINERD 4, ST. CLOUD TECH 0

BRAINERD The Tigers had nine shots on goal but couldn’t get anything past Brainerd’s Heather Cambell in a Central Lakes Conference loss.

Jenny Hendrickson had two goals to lead the Warriors. Milee Peavey made 11 saves for Tech (1-9-2).

SARTELL 3, FERGUS FALLS 0

FERGUS FALLS – Senior captains Kelly Husmann and Taylor Kruse each recorded their first goals of the season for the Sabres as they cruised to victory in Central Lakes Conference play.

Junior Sophie VanSurksum added the third goal for the Sabres in the second half.

The shutout was a three-way effort for Sartell with Erin Deters, Amber Delcastillo and Alli Hemmesch all making appearances in the net for the Sabres.

With the win, Sartell is now 7-3-2 (4-3-2) on the year.

ST. CLOUD APOLLO 2, SAUK RAPIDS 1 (2 OT)

Kate Warren’s kick from 20 yards out sent the ball to the top right corner of the net, sending the Eagles home with a Central Lakes Conference win in double overtime at Michie Field.

Lauren Brutger scored the Eagles’ other goal in the second half. Nicole Partch tied the game at 1-1 for Sauk Rapids in the second half to force overtime.

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