BAXTER - A first-half goal by Kelly Rosenthal handed the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team a 1-0 lead during Saturday's season-opener against the Wayzata Trojans.
That advantage held until just before the 70-minute mark. Then Wayzata rattled off four straight goals to win 4-1.
"The dam broke and wiped us out," said Warrior head coach Steve Kimble. "We're pretty proud of how we played the first 70 minutes against on of the top ranked teams in the state. We just couldn't hold it. We got sloppy at the end and ran out of gas. It's a perfect example of what happens when you're not deep.
"Hopefully we'll get fit and play like we did the first 70 minutes."
Stacy Tetreault assisted on Rosenthal's goal and Cami Anderson collected 19 saves in net as Wayzata outshot Brainerd 23-3.
Wayzata 0 4 - 4
Brainerd 1 0 - 1
First half: Brd-Kelly Rosenthal (Stacy Tetreault) 37:37
Second half: W-Maggie Herrity 69:52, W-Taylor Wodnick 74:12; W-Lauren Urke 75:25, W-Herrity 77:30
Shots on goal: Brd 1 2 - 3; W 12 11 - 23
Goalkeepers: Brd-Cami Andersen (19 saves); W-Kalena Lych (2 saves)
Overall: Brd 0-1. Next game: Brainerd at Little Falls 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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