SARTELL – Sartell boys soccer coach Matt Hager made a lineup adjustment early and the Sabres beat St. Cloud Cathedral 3-0 in a nonconference boys soccer match Saturday.
The Crusaders are ranked No. 6 in the latest state coaches association Class A poll.
Hager said that he moved Zac Jacobson from midfield to center defense to help thwart the Crusaders’ offense.
“That seemed to help neutralize their attack,” Hager said.
Seniors Kellen Cameron and Kyle Erickson had goals in the first half for the Sabres (5-1-1). Junior Carter Kasianov scored early in the second half to make it 3-0 and sophomore goalkeeper Cullen Johnson made 10 saves for Sartell.
“Cullen Johnson gave us some excellent goalkeeping and the guys came out hard and we played one of our stronger games,” Hager said. “The guys are pretty excited. We usually have a pretty good rivalry with them.
“We figured it would be a hard fought game and they were excited to win.”
St. Cloud Apollo 2, Moorhead 0
MOORHEAD – Kevin Argueta scored 2:40 into the game and that’s all the offense St. Cloud Apollo needed to get past Moorhead in nonconference play.
Abdiaziz Abdule added a goal for the Eagles.
Monticello 4, Little Falls 1
MONTICELLO – Monticello scored three goals in the second half to rally past Little Falls.
Thomas Bell scored the Little Falls goal in the 38th minute to tie the game at 1 going into halftime.
Noah Eliason had eight saves for the Flyers (3-4 overall), which had 10 shots.
Sartell 3, St. Cloud Cathedral 2
SARTELL – Olivia Garner scored the game-winning goal with 15 minutes left in the second half to lift Sartell over St. Cloud Cathedral.
It was Garner’s first varsity goal.
The Crusaders got on the board first two minutes into the game on Ellie Engel’s goal, but Ellie Johnson and Amanda Flemming each scored to put the Sabres up 2-1 before halftime.
Cathedral’s Mara Jewel tied the game 15 minutes after halftime and Garner broke the tie 10 minutes later.
Allie Hemmesch made seven saves for Sartell (5-1-1 overall).
Sauk Rapids Invitational
SAUK RAPIDS – Dassel-Cokato beat Elk River in the championship match in the 15-team Sauk Rapids Invitational.
Heather Buermann had 20 kills, three ace serves, seven blocks and 21 digs to lead Rocori to a third-place finish. The Spartans beat St. Cloud Cathedral in the third-place match.
Morgan Koshiol had 34 kills, nine ace serves and 17 digs on the day for Rocori (10-4 overall).
Briana Schmiesing and Emily Goerdt had 47 and 30 kills, respectively, for fifth-place Melrose.
Jennifer Ronning led 10th-place Little Falls with 10 kills on the day.
Macey Hurrle and Madison Hurrle had 30 kills each for 13th-place Kimball.
Championship match — Dassel-Cokato def. Elk River 25-23, 25-22; third-place match — Rocori def. St. Cloud Cathedral 25-21, 25-14; fifth-place match — Melrose def. Sauk Centre 25-20, 25-20; seventh-place match — Sauk Rapids def. Pierz 25-19, 25-22; ninth-place match — Mora def. Little Falls; 11th-place match — Annandale def. Holdingford 28-26, 25-23; 13th-place match — Onamia def. Kimball.
North Branch Invitational
NORTH BRANCH – Sartell went 0-4 at the North Branch Invitational, losing to Cloquet, North Branch, St. Francis and Esko.
Park Rapids Invitational
PARK RAPIDS – Johanne Kolbak won two events, leading Melrose to a runner-up finish.
Kolbak won the 200 individual medley (2:20.13) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.62).
Rachael Kulzer won the 200 freestyle (2:05.65) and Gabi Sawyer won the 100 butterfly (1:02.03) for the Dutchmen.
Melrose’s 200 freestyle relay team won in 1:45.82. Kolbak, Kulzer, Sawyer and Sydney Rasmussen were on that team.
Tiana Molitor led Sauk Centre with runner-up finishes in the 100 freestyle (57.22) and 200 freestyle (2:07.81).
1. Brainerd 610; 2. Melrose 514; 3. Sauk Centre 315; 4. Park Rapids 216; 5. Detroit Lakes 215; 6. Perham 210; 7. Staples-Motley 168.