ST. CLOUD -- Alex Loukinen scored the only goal for the No. 8 Little Falls Flyers who were defeated 7-1 by the No. 5 St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in the opening round of the Section 8-1A playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Loukinen’s goal came on a penalty kick and tied the score 1-1 with 3:30 left in the first half. Apollo added a goal before the break and five more after intermission.

Little Falls head coach Dr. Julie Bell announced her retirement following the game. It was Bell’s 20th year as head coach of the Flyers.

“I’ve really been blessed with great kids to work with and a good coaching staff,” she said. “It’s been a fun 20 years.”

Little Falls 1 0 -- 1
St. Cloud Apollo 2 5 -- 7
Shots on goal: LF 6, SCA 16
Goalkeepers: LF-Ben Rekstad (8 saves) Jacob Tenold (1 save)
Overall: LF finishes 8-9.