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Girls Soccer: Otters hand Warriors first conference loss since 2016

Brainerd traveled to Fergus Falls for a Central Lakes Conference matchup.

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Lexi McElfresh

FERGUS FALLS — Despite outshooting the Fergus Falls Otters 16-3, the Brainerd Warriors suffered its first Central Lakes Conference loss in 42 matches Tuesday, Sept. 21, by the score of 2-1.

Lexi McElfresh put the Warriors up 1-0 on an assist from Emma Sheflo 3:30 into the first half.

The Otters tied the score early in the second half and the deciding goal came on an own goal 9:36 into the second half.

Brainerd was 41-0-1 in its previous conference matches. Brainerd’s last conference loss came Oct. 10, 2016, at the hands of Sartell.

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Brainerd 1 0 -- 1
Fergus Falls 0 2 -- 2

First half: Brd-Lexi McElfesh (Emma Sheflo) 3:30
Second half: FF- 1:24; FF-own goal 9:36
Shots on goal: Brd 16, FF 3
Goalkeepers: Brd-Peyton LeMieur (2 saves); FF- (15 saves)
Conference: Brd 5-1, FF 2-2-1. Overall: Brd 6-1, FF 3-2-1. Next: Brainerd hosts Alexandria 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.
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