BAXTER - The seniors kicked it up a notch Tuesday, scoring all three goals in Brainerd's final regular-season home match, leading Brainerd to a 3-0 victory over St. Cloud Apollo in a Central Lakes Conference game at Southdale Field.
Zach Hoard picked up two unassisted goals and Zach Meyers kicked in a third with an assist from Wesley Delong.
Goalkeeper Matt Benson, another a senior, registered his fifth shutout of the season, making five saves as the Warriors outshot the Eagles 9-5.
"The power of the seniors was on display tonight," said Brainerd assistant coach Erich Heppner. "They will be missed next year."
The Warriors wrap up regular-season play Thursday night at Buffalo. Section 8-2A quarterfinals begin Oct. 16.
St. Cloud Apollo 0 0 - 0
Brainerd 3 0 - 0
First half: Brd-Zach Hoard 22:28, Brd-Zach Meyer (Wesley Delong) 29:40, Brd-Hoard 38:18
Shots on goal: Brd 9, StCA 5
Goalkeepers: Brd-Matt Benson (5 saves), StCA-Andy Seerahart (6 saves)
Conference: Brd 6-5-1. Overall: Brd 7-6-2. Next: Brainerd at Buffalo 7 p.m. Thursday.
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