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For the second straight match, Red Wing volleyball won in a three-set sweep. The Wingers defeated Albert Lea 25-16, 25-16, 26-24 on Thursday. Macy Koester tallied a team-high 27 assists. Dani Deming led the Wingers with 15 digs, while Elle Thorson added nine kills and 11 digs. The Wingers move to 7-15 overall. They next play their final game of the regular season at home against Winona on Tuesday.
Cannon Falls won a competitive match in four sets over Goodhue on Thursday. The Bombers took the first two sets 25-13 and 25-21, lost the third set 24-26 and won the fourth set 25-21. Rachel Huseth had 26 assists for Cannon Falls, while Riley Meyers and Molly Brown each recorded 19 digs.
The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys soccer team lost 4-3 in a shootout to Cotter on Tuesday in Section 1A play. The teams match each other goal for goal throughout the game. The game was tied 1-1 after the first half and tied again, 3-3, at the end of regulation. Drew Christopherson netted PIZM’s first-half goal, while Dan Krier scored two goals in the second half.
Cannon Falls finished fourth in its own tournament over the weekend. The Bombers had wins over Medford, Hastings and Sibley East in pool play. In bracket play Cannon Falls dropped back-to-back games, first to Tartan and then to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown in the third-place game. Individual weekend leaders for the Bombers include: Molly Bowen (24 kills, 35 digs, three aces), Rachel Huseth (62 assists, 24 digs, three aces) and Riley Meyers (53 digs).
Second-seeded Lake City beat Stewartville 5-2 to advance to the Section 1A championship. Lake City then lost to top-seeded Rochester Lourdes, 4-3, on Monday. Against Stewartville, Ava Wallerich, Ashley Thieren, Emma Brunkow and Sarah Ziebarth each won their singles matches in straight sets. Dorothy Holland and Molly Kennedy won in straight sets at No. 3 doubles. Stewartville took set wins in No.1 and No. 2 doubles.
Red Wing gave everything it had, often moving the ball against the Faribault defense. But for the 23rd-straight regular season game, the Wingers were unable to pull out a win, falling 49-6 Friday night.
Andrew Wenstrom rushed for five touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Randolph to a 55-22 win over LeRoy-Ostrander on Friday. Isaac Stoesz caught two touchdowns from Wenstrom, covering 28 and 6 yards, with Joey Erickson hauling in a 16-yard pass for the other. The Rockets had a 22-0 lead, including two Wenstrom touchdown runs, before the Cardinals got on the board.
The Red Wing volleyball team fell in three sets against a strong Rochester Century team on Thursday. The Wingers (4-12) lost a close first set 25-18, lost the second set 25-14 and lost another close set 25-20. "Century has some very strong hitters, that had us scrambling all night," Red Wing head volleyball coach Lindsay Woychek said. "By the end of the match we were getting some blocks and making some impressive digs." Top performers include: Dani Deming (16 digs), Meg Grove (five blocks), and Savannah Bryan (10 assists and one ace). Tuesday
Red Wing fell 1-0 to Albert Lea in overtime on Tuesday. Wingers goalkeeper Keegyn McNamee tallied eight saves and his Albert Lea counterpart, Jayden Emerson, made seven saves. Thursday's game against Winona was not submitted prior to publication. The Wingers (4-10) host John Marshall on Saturday, with seeding for the Section 1A playoffs coming this weekend. The tournament begins Monday.
Kenyon-Wanamingo continued its hot streak with a 3-0 win over Pine Island on Thursday. K-W won the first two sets by a 25-20 score, and finished the sweep with a 25-12 win in the third set. Kasandra Keller led the team defensively with 17 digs, while Julianna Boyum and Ally Peterson each recorded a game-high 16 kills. With the win, the Knights (16-6, 6-2 Hiawatha Valley) extended its winning streak to four matches.