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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.
The 20-point mark was a brick wall for the Cannon Falls volleyball team Tuesday evening in a three-set, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 loss to Kasson-Mantorville. Carly Broze led the Bombers with seven kills, followed closely by Hailey Huseth’s six. Lydia Franken tallied 12 set assists while Huseth piled up 10 assists. Becca Vandeheuvel led the defensive charge for Cannon Falls with 15 digs. Sami Cromer chipped in 10 digs. Madasyn Hofstedt had three blocks. The Bombers (7-4) will host Pine Island Thursday.
After a tough day at the Rochester John Marshall tournament Saturday, the Cannon Falls girls tennis team came back Tuesday with an impressive 5-2 non-conference rout of Trinity School at River Ridge. The only losses for the Bombers were at No. 1 singles, and No. 1 doubles where Cannon Falls ran into some talented girls.
The Red Wing girls tennis team had no trouble putting away Academy of Holy Angels on Tuesday with a 6-1 Missota Conference victory in Bloomington. A new wrinkle in the Wingers’ lineup was an added emphasis in singles play as Red Wing’s solo players went a perfect 4-0. Solveig Christenson, Emily Otteson and Claire Carson each won their matches 6-1, 6-1, and Nicole Schammel had a shutout at No. 3, beating the Stars’ Eleanor Goblirsch 6-0, 6-0. “I wouldn’t call it stacking the singles, but we had four good singles players in the lineup today,” said Red Wing head coach Matt Kavanagh.
The Red Wing girls tennis team started off the Rochester John Marshall tournament against the hosts.
The Red Wing volleyball team is still waiting for a win after going 0-4 at the Farmington invitational on Saturday. Opening tournament play against Brainerd, the Wingers rebounded after a 25-22 first-set loss to take Set 2, 26-24. The Warriors held strong in the third set, 15-12, to take the match. Sydney Book led Red Wing with nine kills, while Sara Kelly added seven kills and Olivia Brown had a hand in three blocks. Things looked promising for Red Wing in the next round against Winona with a 25-20 first-set win.
Going 4-3 on Saturday, the Goodhue volleyball team placed fourth in the Wabasha-Kellogg invitational. Opening with a 25-11, 25-17 victory against Lake City, Mikayla Tipcke had 22 set assists, three digs, one ace serve and a kill. Mikayla Miller tallied a team-high eight kills, and Meredith Watson had six kills, four digs and two ace serves. Against Wabasha-Kellogg, the Wildcats lost the first set 22-25, then rebounded to win the second set 25-22. The two teams played two more points, awarding W-K the victory.
Playing against some of the top teams in the state, the Cannon Falls volleyball team took third place at the Jackson County Invitational Saturday in Jackson. In pool play, the Bombers got a three-set win over previously-ranked Windom, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13, thanks in large part to Carly Broze and Hailey Huseth eight kills apiece. Cannon Falls took top honors in pool play with a 25-19, 25-19 victory over Red Rock Central. Becca Vandenheuvel had 18 digs in the back row, and Lydia Franken finished with 16 set assists.
Competing in the Eagle Invitational at Bloomington Kennedy, the Red Wing girls swimming and diving team placed third in the five-team meet with a score of 399. Missota Conference foe Farmington took the team title with a score of 811, followed by Bloomington Jefferson with 601. The Wingers’ top finish came in the 400-yard freestyle relay where the team of Ingrid Olson, Nina Kriese, Hannah Kolsky and Claire King took third place with a time of 4 minutes, 5.69 seconds. Olson took home a fifth-place finish in the 50 freestyle at 26.73, with King following in sixth place at 27.19.