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Lake City put up a fight against Rochester Lourdes on Thursday, playing tight in the first and third sets. Ultimately, the Eagles proved to be too much for the young Tigers, pulling away with a three-set Hiawatha Valley League victory, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20, in Lake City. Madi Green was Lake City’s top hitter with 10 kills, while Daynalyn Jostock added six kills and four ace serves in the loss. Breanna Gates had a team-high 14 digs. For Lourdes, Gabby Williams finished with a team-best seven kills, and Rosemary Rogers finished with nine digs and four ace serves.
Cannon Falls’ doubles cruised on Thursday against Winona Cotter with all three teams winning 6-0, 6-0 on the way to a 7-0 victory in Cannon Falls. The singles was nearly as dominant and just as successful, sweeping all four matches. At No. 1 doubles, Tayler Banitt won 6-1, 6-1 over the Ramblers’ Kylie Modieski. Then at No.
Red Wing volleyball traveled to Faribault on Tuesday as both teams looked to collect their first win of the season. The Wingers showed some fight early, but inconsistencies on offense and on serve-receive doomed Red Wing in a 25-19, 25-12, 25-14 loss to the Falcons. As a team, Wingers’ head coach Heidi Ulwelling said the team finished with five kills. And once Red Wing dropped the first set, it was hard for the team to get out of that funk. “We just fell six points shy,” Ulwelling said. “We had them down by five or six points and just couldn’t close.
For the second time in four days, Zumbrota-Mazeppa volleyball fell short against Kenyon-Wanamingo, losing in three sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-16, in Hiawatha Valley League play Tuesday in Zumbrota. Carley Henning was the Cougars’ top player on Tuesday, finishing with seven kills, six digs and three ace blocks. Hailey Dykes added five kills and a block, and Kalli Paukert controlled the offense with 15 set assists. Brittney Flom led the Knights at the net with eight kills and five blocks, and Bailey Auseth had 12 digs in the victory.
Colin Rucker scored the lone goal for the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys soccer team was not enough to snag a victory as the Wildcats fell 2-1 to Byron Tuesday evening. “We played a great game tonight. Our players were moving the ball much better,” said PIZM coach Peter Wiggins. “(And we got) great play by goalie Brady Schoenfelder. I'm looking forward to the next game." Schoenfelder faced 16 shots Tuesday, stopping 14 in the process. The Wildcats managed nine shots on goal, led by Matt Smith’s three.
Both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams for the Cannon Falls girls tennis team took their opponents to a third set before falling shy of victories. Not that a couple wins would have mattered in the long run as the Bombers fell 7-0 to fourth-ranked Rochester Lourdes Tuesday afternoon. Sheyenne Bauer and Sarah Modrack, the Bombers’ No. 2 doubles team, won their first set 6-2, but fell 7-5, 7-5 to Grace and Ellen Gorman. Cannon Falls’ No.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa remains undefeated after coming away with a 3-0 victory over St. Charles Tuesday in St. Charles. Abby Gushulak put the Wildcats up 1-0 in the first half, scoring on a corner kick.
Just two matches in, and it’s all good so far for the Goodhue volleyball team. With a commanding 25-8, 25-7, 25-20 victory Tuesday over La Crescent, the Wildcats are 2-0 on the young season. “We kind of spread stuff out. Everyone got some touches,” said Goodhue coach Lindsey Mace. Mikayla Miller put to good use the touches she got, leading the Wildcats with nine kills and four service aces.
Down 2-0 at halftime to Winona Cotter on Tuesday, the Red Wing girls soccer team had to come up with something.
Lake City made a furious comeback in the first set but couldn’t close out against Pine Island as the Tigers fell in three sets, 25-21, 25-16, 25-12, in Hiawatha Valley League play Tuesday in Pine Island. “The first game, we came from way far behind. We were so close,” said Lake City head coach Kim Bobb. “There were times where we played the best we have all season. Then, we would make some mental errors that cost us.” Breanna Gates finished with six kills, eight digs and two ace blocks, and Madi Green added six kills in the Tigers’ loss.