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For the first time since Sept. 7, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls soccer team pitched a shutout, holding Plainview-Elgin-Millville without a goal in a 3-0 victory Monday in Pine Island. “The girls played a really solid game,” said Wildcats’ head coach Doug Weincouff. “I didn’t know what to expect on one day of rest after a weekend tournament (at Dover-Eyota).” What PIZM got was a balanced offensive attack as Madison House, Emilee Fredrickson and Tessa Gushalak each tallying goals.
After a dominating performance to open the Class AA Midwest Volleyball Warehouse Invitational, the Cannon Falls volleyball team took consecutive losses, ending the tournament 1-2. The Bombers cruised past Greenway 2-0 (25-13, 25-10) in their first match, but ran into problems against Maple Lake and Albany. The Bombers pushed Maple Lake to three sets, but lost the deciding third set 17-25, 25-19, 25-13.
Alex McCormick got Lake City on the board early in the second half, but Faribault scuttled the Tigers boys soccer team’s hopes for its first win when the Falcons scored with three minutes remaining, sending Lake City to its 10th loss with a 2-1 decision. The Tigers had a lot of chances, putting 18 shots on net. But the Falcons were able to deflect all but one while scoring in the 65th and 77th minutes to steal the game. Lake City (0-10) will host Plainview-Elgin-Millville/Dover-Eyota Tuesday, then head to Winona Cotter Thursday.
With just four regular season games remaining, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys soccer team has finally found out exactly what it is. That realization came Saturday against Plainview-Elgin-Millville, a 3-1 win for the Wildcats. Gilbert Wohlfromm scored twice for PIZM, and Brady Holst added the third, as the Wildcats rode a solid defense that gave up just five shots on goal. Goalie Brady Schoenfelder had three saves and one goal against in 48 minutes before being given a red card. Holst, subbing for Schoenfelder, had one save in 32 minutes.
Facing a winless Rochester John Marshall, the Red Wing girls soccer team had a an opportunity to turn in its first win of the season. Instead, the Rockets controlled the game, scoring three times in each half to pull away, 6-0. “To be honest, (coach) David (Thurston) and I both said this needed to be a wake-up call for our team because this was a winless team as well,” said co-head coach Paul McNamee. “We did a few things well, but we really didn’t play that well.
The Red Wing Baseball Hall of Fame will induct four new members at their induction banquet today at the American Legion Clubroom in Red Wing. Tickets for the banquet are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Social hour being at 5 p.m., followed by a meal at 6 p.m.
Cannon Falls took an early 6-0 lead over third-ranked (4A) Kasson-Mantorville, but the KoMets responded with 27 straight points, pulling away to secure a SFA Red division victory Friday at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls. “We did some things very well but gave up too many big plays and failed to hit some big-play opportunities,” said Bombers’ head coach Josh Hofstedt. With 4 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Cannon Falls took a 6-0 lead following a 1
Goodhue head coach Tony Poncelet said the Wildcats were their own worst enemy in the SFA Blue division game. And by the time Goodhue realized it – it was too late in a 34-22 loss against Wabasha-Kellogg. “We had three chances to score in the first half and we shot ourselves in the foot with penalties,” Poncelet said. “We had three big plays that got called back. We had too many errors.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa Coach Willie Rauen said his team may have been overlooking Winona Cotter heading into Friday night’s Southern Football Alliance White Division game. “We struggled on offense to get things going and struggled to get things moving in the right direction,” Rauen said.
Thursday’s match with top-ranked Chaska left the Red Wing volleyball team in shock and awe. On one hand, the winless Wingers could not match Class 3A’s No. 1 team in terms of firepower, falling in straight sets 25-7, 25-9, 25-10. On the other hand, Red Wing head coach Heidi Ulwelling hopes the game serves as a motivator the rest of this season and beyond. “They just got to see the best volleyball in the state,” Ulwelling said. “That should motivate you get to that level. … Their ball control was unbelievable. They’re No.