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Boys Soccer: Malone's goals propel Warriors to 2-1 victory

BUFFALO—Brainerd's Mason Malone scored two goals to lead the Warriors to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Bison in a game between Section 8-2A schools Monday, Aug. 27.

Malone was assisted by Nick Whiteman and Jack Thorkelson. The Warriors outshot Buffalo 11-3.

"It was a well-fought game that came down to the last four minutes," said Warrior head coach Tom Grausam. "This is why we work hard in the off season, for games like these. We were mentally tough and we stayed in it for the whole game. Everyone contributed."

Brainerd 0 2—2

Buffalo 1 0—1

First half: Buf-Conor Smrz PK 40:00

Second half: Brd-Mason Malone (Nick Whiteman) 75:00, Brd-Mason Malone (Jack Thorkelson) 76:00

Shots on goal: Brd 11, Buf 3

Goalkeepers: Brd-Noah Sundberg (2 saves); Buf-Wyatt Hiers (9 saves)

Overall: Brd 2-0. Next: Sauk Rapids-Rice at Brainerd 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 28.

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