The Sartell girls soccer team dominated possession and scoring opportunities Tuesday evening in a home match against St. Cloud Tech but found goals hard to come by for much of the match. The Sabres controlled the pace of play for the majority of the game pressing hard in the attacking third of the pitch. St. Cloud’s goalkeeper was excellent much of the match keeping Tech in the game as the Tiger defense struggled to contain the Sabres, especially on the wings. The game went to the half scoreless marking the first time Sartell’s September 1 match against Brainerd that the Sabres failed to net a goal in the first half of play. Sartell came out with increased pressure in the second half, continuing to generate chances in front of the Tech goal. Madden Quinn appeared to put the Sabres up 1-0 off a corner kick when the Tech keeper bobbled a ball and appeared to be pushed into her own net by an off-balance Tiger defender but the official disallowed the goal and the game remained 0-0. Finally, in the 68th minute the Sabres broke through. Reese Kloetzer’s perfectly weighted ball through the Tiger back line gave senior Christa Meyer just enough space to beat the Tech keeper with a clever touch and then calmly slot home the game winner. Meyer struck again just 2 minutes later with a ball played in from Madi Kruse on the left side which Meyer used to beat the keeper in a 1v1 and double the Sartell lead. Chloe Turner capped the scoring with a goal in the 73rd minute finishing a header played back from Madden Quinn. Chloe Swanson made 8 saves in the shutout as the Sabres defense continued their strong run of play. The Sabres improve to 5-2 on the season and will travel to Willmar on Thursday for a 7pm match against the Cardinals.
- 0 St. Cloud Tech High School
- 3 Sartell High School
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