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Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa is still searching for its first win after getting shut out by Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Thursday, 3-0. The Bulldogs got goals from three different players, with Madison McCullough, Sophie Wodele and Macy Holtz each finding the back of the net. For the Wildcats, goalkeeper Roslind Anderson made 19 saves in the loss.
The Lake City boys’ soccer team is yet to fall into the loss column, moving to 3-0 following a 3-2 victory against Dover-Eyota on Thursday.
Hosting Rochester John Marshall on Thursday for a non-conference game, Cannon Falls fought off the visiting Rockets for a 3-2 victory, 23-25, 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 15-11. “We came out with much enthusiasm in front of our home crowd,” said Bombers head coach Melissa Huseth. “Hitters were connecting well with their setters and our defense was unstoppable. It was a great five-set thriller for an opening match at home. I loved that the girls battled hard throughout the match.”
The Red Wing girls' swimming and diving team took to the pool for the first time this fall on Thursday, losing a Big Nine Conference dual to Faribault, 94-85. Cecelia De Jong got the Wingers' lone win in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.83 seconds. Sammy Kriese and Grace O'Brien had a pair of second-place finishes for Red Wing. Kriese was second in the 200 individual medley (2:25.00) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.48) while O'Brien was the runner-up in the 500 freestyle (5:53.29) and 100 backstroke (1:07.93).
Lake City dropped just one set on Tuesday while completing a 7-0 victory over Ellsworth. Ashley Thieren and Kaylee Muenzhuber both won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Katherine Kennedy and Maddie Medvec almost did the same at No. 3 doubles, winning 6-0, 6-1. Riley Schumaker and Sophia Cole got the lone set win for the Panthers, but eventually fell 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, to Emma Brunkow and Renae Harvey.
Luke Meincke's hat trick propelled Lake City to a 5-4 victory over Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday. The Tigers had leads of 1-0 and 4-1 before the KoMets stormed back to tie the game 4-4. And that was the least of the offense with the teams combining for 41 shots on goal. Lake City keeper Satchell Ekblad made 18 saves in the win, while Jacob Sanders and Charlie White each added a goal to the Tigers' total. PIZM 3, Cotter 3 Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa erased a two-goal deficit and ended up tying Winona Cotter, 3-3, on Tuesday.
Pine Island picked up win No. 1 with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-22) decision over Chatfield on Tuesday. Bailey Kuball led the Panthers with seven kills, with Kendra Kundert right there with six. Avri Kundert had five kills and 10 digs.Sydney Andrist had a team-high 15 assists for Pine Island, and both Jordyn Mathison and Jordan Brehmer had four aces. Lanesboro at Randolph, 7:15 p.m. Randolph fell behind early, but the Rockets rallied for a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Lanesboro on Tuesday.
Both the Red Wing boys' and girls' cross-country teams left the St. Olaf Showcase with top-five finishes as the boys placed second and the girls fourth. The Winger boys' team score of 131 was enough to hold off Maple Grove's 136. White Bear Lake won the boys' meet with an 84, while Hopkins (157) and Buffalo (158) rounded out the top five.
Cannon Falls Bombers Last year: 6-5, lost Section 1AAA championship, 41-14, to Rochester Lourdes Key returners: Chase Reber (QB/LB), Logan Hofstedt (RB/LB), Hayden Strain (RB/LB) Mason Stevens (DL), Gage Hildebrandt (DB) Key graduates: Mason Hofstedt (RB/LB, All-Area Player of the Year)
The Red Wing boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams swept the season-opening, Wabasha-Kellogg Gallop Monday at Coffee Mill Golf Course. Boys All seven of the Winger boys’ runners finished in the top 11 as the team won with a team score of 30, beating Rochester Area Home Schools (65), Arcadia (82) and Lake City (124).