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Lake City tacked on its third win of the season on Thursday with a 3-1 non-conference victory over Schaeffer Academy in Lake City. In the 26th minute, Lexi Geolat scored a goal on an assist from Brandy White, and then Marie Mangold added an unassisted score with around 90 seconds to go in the first half. Geolat returned the favor in the 71st minute, picking up an assist on a goal by White to vault the Tigers into the win column. On Saturday, Lake City (3-8) plays host to Red Wing, Stewartville and Winona for a four-team tournament.
Cannon Falls could not keep up with Class 2A’s second best team on Thursday, dropping straight sets to Stewartville 25-14, 25-11, 25-11 in Hiawatha Valley League play. “Their biggest strength,” said Bombers’ head coach Melissa Huseth, “is they served us right out of the building.” With passing proving to be problematic, Cannon Falls top hitters were Hailey Huseth and Madasyn Hofstedt, who finished with five kills apiece. Huseth also finished with five set assists and Hofstedt added two blocks.
Jordan Olson beat Bailey VanDenHeuvel 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for one of Ellsworth’s three victories in a 4-3 loss to Mondovi Thursday afternoon. At No. 2 doubles Kenzie Anderson and Marissa Schumaker disposed of Hiley Ronnei and Kenadi Mahlum 6-7, 6-3, 12-10, while the third Ellsworth tandem of Kendra Thoen and Allyson Steotzel got by Jordyn Gillespie and Amelia Flaskrud 6-4, 6-4. The Panthers will play in the Middle Border Conference tournament Monday in New Richmond.
The last time Cannon Falls and Lake City met in a girls tennis match, the Bombers claimed a 5-2 win. On Thursday, Cannon Falls did even better, besting the Tigers 7-0 in a Hiawatha Valley League victory. Maddie Adel and McKenna Bauer both won 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, over Grace Dankers and Katie Johnson, respectively. Tayler Banitt defeated Josie Kuchinka 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles while Sheyenne Bauer sailed past Emily Albright 6-1, 6-1. Grace Rutter and Sarah Modrak whipped Katie Coyle and Carley Cronin 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while the Bombers No.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys cross-country team took second at its home invitational Thursday with a score of 57, 20 points behind first-place Waseca. The Cougars placed all five of their scoring times in the top 20, led by Eric Hokanson’s time of 18 minutes, 6.7 seconds, which was good for sixth place. Micah Grove was close behind in eighth place with a time of 18:18.0 followed by Ben Nystuen’s 12th-place time of 18:28.1.
Rochester Lourdes, which was in the midst of a four-game losing streak, gave Goodhue all it could handle on Thursday. But ultimately, the Wildcats overcame their sluggish outing with a five-set Hiawatha Valley League victory, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 25-27, 15-13. “For some reason, we’re starting to doubt ourselves; we had a lot of dropped balls tonight,” said Goodhue head coach Lindsey Mace. “I don’t know if we were tired, but we weren’t the team that we normally are.
In the New Prague invitational on Tuesday, area runners had a trio of first-place finishes as the Red Wing girls cross-country team, Cannon Falls senior Emi Trost and Red Wing senior Aiden Winn each took top honors. Girls The Winger girls had five runners finish in the top 12, led by Jasmyn Armstrong’s fourth-place time of 16 minutes, 26 seconds. Lindsay Scribner (16:39) placed seventh, Elle Bryant (16:48) was eighth, Adelle DeSutter (17:12) placed 11th and Emily Hart (17:14) finished in 12th. “It was a good performance for the girls.
For 19 minutes, winless Red Wing hung with Class 1A’s third-ranked team, Academy of Holy Angels, in a scoreless contest.
Only down 2-0 at halftime to fourth-ranked (1A) Academy of Holy Angels was a small victory for the Red Wing boys soccer team. But the Stars couldn’t be held down in the second half as they cruised to a 7-2 Missota Conference victory in Richfield. “We were pretty excited (after the first half),” said Wingers’ head coach Brian Quigley.
Dominant performances, from top to bottom, lifted the Ellsworth girls tennis team to a 7-0 win over Bloomer Tuesday afternoon. Just one match, at No. 2 singles, went the three-set distance. Megan Stress overcame a first-set loss to beat Nicole Johnson 0-6, 6-4, 10-8. As for the rest of the Panthers, it was much a much smoother day. Jordan Olson cruised over Sharlae Aasen 6-0, 6-1 while Kali Schaar held on to beat Katie Michels 6-1, 7-5.