Emma Balsley scored at the 7:35 mark of the first half and it turned out to be the game-winner as the Brainerd Warriors blanked the Alexandria Cardinals 2-0 Thursday, Sept. 23, at Brainerd High School.

Avery LeMieur assisted on the first-half goal. Gretchen Paysse added an insurance score on a penalty kick in the second half.

Peyton LeMieur gathered six saves for the clean sheet.

Alexandria 0 0 -- 0
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Brainerd 1 1 -- 2

First half: Brd-Emma Balsley (Avery LeMieur) 7:35
Second half: Brd-Gretchen Paysse PK 21:03
Shots on goal: Brd 7, Alex 6
Goalkeepers: Brd-Peyton LeMieur (6 saves); Alex-Emma Ziegler (5 saves)
Conference: Brd 6-1. Overall: Brd 7-1. Next: Brainerd at Bemidji 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.