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Kelsey Betthauser led the Ellsworth girls cross-country team to an eighth-place finish at the Black River Falls invitational Tuesday.
Cannon Falls' Emi Trost crushed the field Tuesday, completing her four-kilometer run in 14 minutes, 35.5 seconds to take top honors at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville/Jodi Rahman Invitational. Trost was nearly two minutes ahead of second-place Emmy Buntrock of Dover-Eyota. Katherine Hoffman (17:09.4) placed 14th for the Bombers, who placed third as a team with 112 points.
Carl Kozlowski’s fifth-place finish led the Lake City boys cross country team to a fourth-place showing at the Austin invitational Tuesday. Kozlowski covered the five kilometers in 17 minutes, 9.32 seconds. Kozlowski’s teammate, Cole Willers, placed 23rd with a time of 18:15.12 while Shane Siewert (18:32.85) took 26th. Winona’s Hunter Bailey won the race with a time of 16:28.61.
Giving its younger runners a chance to run in a varsity meet, the Red Wing boys and girls cross-country teams each took 12th place at the Shakopee Invitational Tuesday at Memorial Park. “This meet gave us a great opportunity to get some varsity experience for some of our runners,” said Wingers head coach Jesse Nelson. The Red Wing girls finished with 304 points, led by freshman Elise Leise’s 26th-place time of 16 minutes, 31.5 seconds.
Thanks to a pair of goals from Laura Cragoe off of corner kicks, as well as an unassisted goal from Madison House, sixth-seeded Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa ended 11th-seeded Red Wing’s season with a 3-0 victory in the Section 1A playoffs Tuesday in Pine Island. “We played into the wind in the first half, then in the second half, the wind was with us,” said Wildcats’ head coach Doug Weincouff. “The girls put the pressure on in the second half.
The third-ranked team in Class 2A turned in a fine performance Tuesday as Kasson-Mantorville ripped Lake City 25-12, 25-14, 25-10 in a Hiawatha Valley League volleyball match. Brianna Gates (three kills, six digs), Megan Schramski (four digs) and Madi Green (two kills) did what they could against the KoMets, but the Tigers were not able to slow down the K-M hitters. “They put on a hitting clinic,” said Lake City head coach Kim Bobb.
The Lake City girls tennis team’s season came to an end Tuesday in a 7-0 section semifinal loss to eventual Section 1A champion Rochester Lourdes. The Tigers’ Josie Kuchinka had the closest match in singles, losing her No. 1 match to Sofia Terzic 6-2, 6-2. Katie Henning lost her No. 2 singles match to Rachel Kamath 6-2, 6-1, while both Grace Dankers and Lucy Hansen lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 and 4 singles, respectively. In the doubles matches, Lydia Warwick and Erica Hubbard lost to Jess Alexander and Sydney Alice 6-1, 6-2. At No.
The fifth-seeded Plainview-Elgin-Millville-Dover-Eyota boys soccer team put 13 shots on net Tuesday against No. 12 Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, and nearly half of them went in. PEM/DE won the Section 1A playoff contest, 6-1. "We played well at the start of the game and created scoring opportunities, but overall PEM played hard, strong and fast," said PIZM head coach Peter Wiggins. "We worked hard, but were outmatched tonight." The Wildcats end their season with an overall record of 3-12, which included a 3-1 win over PEM/DE earlier this year.
As Byron put in the game’s lone goal with 12 minutes left in Tuesday’s Section 1A girls soccer playoff game, 13th-seeded Lake City saw its season come to a close, 1-0, in Byron. But even after the season-ending loss, Tigers’ head coach Mark Spence said the girls weren’t about to hang their heads low. “We played an outstanding game tonight,” Spence said. “It was a tough one, but the girls are very proud of how they played and I’m proud of them as well.” Lake City goalkeeper Beth Petersen came up with 12 saves, including five spectacular saves, according to Spence.
After a shaky start to Tuesday’s Hiawatha Valley League match against Hayfield, Zumbrota-Mazeppa stormed back to beat the Vikings in five sets, 13-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 15-9. “After the first one, it was like, ‘Oh no, it’s one of those nights,’” said Cougars’ head coach Stacy Liebenow. “We came out of it, fought back and played hard. The girls did a good job.” At the net, Carley Henning led Z-M with 20 kills while adding three ace serves.