BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team dropped its season opener 2-1 to the Sartell Sabres Saturday.
Joyce Hendricks scored the lone goal for the Warriors in the debut of first-year head coach Steve Kimble. Goaltender Kate Bjornson kept Brainerd in the game by stopping 15 shots.
Brittany Beck scored in the first half for the Sabres. Ashley Lehmeier scored the Sabres' final goal in the second half.
Goaltenders -- S-Ali Bammann (14 saves), B-Kate Bjornson (15 saves).
Conference -- B 0-1. Overall -- B 0-1. Next game -- Brainerd at Bemidji 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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