Girls Soccer: Red Wing comes up short against Mayo
Without its starting keeper, Ashlyn Nystuen, the Red Wing girls’ soccer team was relying on ninth-grader Tori Senty to keep the team in the game in her first career start. Senty did well in her first varsity action, but the Wingers were unable to put up enough goals to come away with the victory and fell, 2-1, on Thursday to Rochester Mayo.
Red Wing held an advantage in shots, 12-8, but the only goal came from Matea Simonson, assisted by Lily Befort. Senty stopped six of eight shot attempts.
Red Wing will be in search of its first victory on Tuesday in a trip to Byron.
Mankato West 6, Red Wing 2
After a scoreless tie to open its season, the floodgates were open for scoring in the Red Wing girls' soccer team's second game. However, the scoring didn't go in the Wingers' favor as they lost, 6-2, on Tuesday when hosting Mankato West.
Red Wing scored both of its goals within the first 20 minutes of the game — Matea Simonson and Laney Hewes — and held a 2-0 lead throughout that span. The Scarlets would not be denied though and scored two goals before the end of the half to tie the game up.
Mankato West added four more goals in the second half to finish the Wingers off.
"West has a strong program, and are very well coached," Red Wing head girls' soccer coach Taylor Becker said. "Them being state participants for the last two years, it was good for our girls mentally to know they can play with a team like that."
Red Wing keeper Ashlyn Nystuen stopped 15 shots on 21 attempts.