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The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls soccer team had chances in bunches, but could not capitalize in a 1-0 Hiawatha Valley League loss to Rochester Lourdes Thursday night. Summer Cavallaro had five saves for the Wildcats while PIZM threw 16 shots on net. The Eagles managed just two shots in the second half, but one found the back of the net after a scrum in front of Cavallaro 15 minutes into the half. “Our girls played a solid game, they just stuck one in the net and we didn’t.
Facing one of the Hiawatha Valley League’s top teams, Lake City girls soccer coach Mark Spence had two goals for his team against eighth-ranked (1A) Kasson-Mantorville Thursday evening. But just one of them came to fruition in a 7-0 defeat. “The girls played very hard and gave it a great effort. We went in with two things: play hard and come away with no injuries. Unfortunately, we came back with a couple girls injured. We lost one of our best players midway through the first with a leg injury, (in) Brandy White.
Down 1-0 after the first half, the Red Wing boys soccer team experienced a seismic shift that changed the course of Thursday’s Missota Conference match against Chaska. As the Hawks came charging down, Wingers goalkeeper Andy Tarr slid into an offensive player and was issued a red card, taking the stone-wall goalie out for the rest of the game and forcing Red Wing to play a man down.
After surviving two tight sets with Pine Island , Cannon Falls emphatically closed out Thursday’s Hiawatha Valley League match with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-11 victory in Cannon Falls. “We couldn’t string together points (early on). They’d side out, we’d side out,” said Bombers’ head coach Melissa Huseth. “In the end of the game, we started to finally put points together.” A big reason for Cannon Falls’ success on Thursday was the play of setter Lydia Franken. The senior clocked 19 set assists, nine digs, four kills and two ace serves.
Cannon Falls was able to tally a pair of wins against fourth-ranked Rochester Lourdes, but the Eagles ultimately came away with the 5-2 victory Thursday in Cannon Falls. Both Bomber wins came in singles as Maddie Adel and Grace Rutter won in No. 2 and 4, respectively. Adel picked up a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Lourdes’ Rachel Kamath, and Rutter overcame a first-set loss to Anna Clayton to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. “I thought we played better in some spots this time around (against Lourdes),” said Cannon Falls head coach Paul Norstad.
For the third straight match, the Red Wing girls tennis came out victorious, this time by a 5-2 score over non-conference opponent Hastings. The Wingers got off to a quick start as the top two singles players, Emily Stegora and Emily Otteson, registered speedy wins. Stegora trumped Anna Foster 6-2, 6-2, while Otteson shut down Annika Peterson 6-3, 6-0. Lauren Grant got the third win in singles play with a No. 4 defeat of Sara Lund 6-4, 7-5. The Wingers doubles teams had a similar afternoon, losing just one match to the Raiders.
The Red Wing girls swimming team got its first dual win of the season on Tuesday, coming away with a 93-88 victory at Park of Cottage Grove. The Wingers got off to a fast start as the 200-yard medley relay team of Ingrid Olson, Ashley Thompson, Carly Boisen and Claire King won with a time of 2 minutes, 05.35 seconds.
Rochester Lourdes kept its perfect mark in Hiawatha Valley League play with a 6-0 win over Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Tuesday. Gilbert Wohlfromm had two shots on goal for the Wildcats, while Mitch Acker and Matt Smith each got one. PIZM goalie Brady Schoenfelder had 10 saves in the loss. The Wildcats (1-8) will hit the road Saturday to take on Plainview-Elgin-Millville/Dover-Eyota. PIZM lost its season opener to PEM/DE, 3-0, on Aug. 23.
Facing a young team in Winona Cotter, the Lake City girls tennis team wasted little time in doing what it should do to such an inexperienced squad, trouncing the Ramblers, 6-1. No. 1 singles player Josie Kuchinka and No. 3 singles Emily Albright both had to battle a little bit, but both were ultimately too much for their opponents. Kuchinka topped Kylie Modieski 6-2, 6-4, and Albright beat Anna Kvasova 6-3, 6-1. At No.
For the second time this season, the Lake City girls soccer team upended St. Charles with a 1-0 victory. The Tigers, who earned their second overall win of the season against the Saints, also beat St. Charles, 1-0, on Aug.