The Week in Soccer

The staff photographer covered the 1-1 home tie with Moorhead and the 2-1 win at St. Cloud Apollo (the team finished the week with a 1-0 loss at Fergus).  Sarah “Baby Bruiser” Bruzek was named Central Lakes Conference performer of the week, having given up only three goals in five games.  We begin with player introductions for the Moorhead game – we will amend this issue to include player names as they are submitted.  Yup, haven’t been able to actually make a game yet.  First, the Spuds:

[Lauren Trumm]

[Sarah Bruzek]

Then, at the Eagles:

[Header goal?]

Other girls sports:  Pilfered from the Echo Press are 8th-grade cross-country runners, Bethany and Megan Hasz.  They seem to finish behind only Card teammate and superstar, Jamie Piepenburg, at multi-team meets.

The Minnesota Lynx won today – they will now play for the WNBA championship.  The point to all of the above is that these are women sports.  And in a state where the men are represented by the likes of the Vikings, Gophers, and Twins, all of whom . . . I was going to say putrid, but that wouldn’t be nice . . . be thankful for the girls.

One shoutout to the guys – Alexandria Golf Club’s Dustin Johnson (r) is pictured here with Dustin Johnson (l), PGA tour star:

And finally, DO IT!!!:

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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