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After starting the season 0-3 with a goal margin of minus-24, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' soccer team has a margin of plus-12 in the past three games, winning each one. The latest victory came via a 5-1 score over Lake City on Thursday. Morgan VanHouten scored three goals, Lana Yeakel scored one goal, Mia Schmoll had a goal and an assist, and Emma Ann Oberg registered one assist for PIZM. Jordan Weber stopped all eight shots she faced. For Lake City, Ashley Vernon scored the lone goal, while Carley Platte stopped 19 shots.
The Red Wing boys' cross-country team topped the leaderboard again on Thursday with 54 points. The Wingers came in 31 points ahead of second-place Winona. Leading the way was Tom Nemanich's third-place finish with a time of 16 minutes, 29.4 seconds. Other top finishers for Red Wing included: Jonah Leise (sixth, 16:55.3), Bryan Zucker (ninth, 17:10.2), Tucker Wallin (12th, 17:16.3) and Skyler Bennyhoff (24th, 17:44.2). Girls
The Red Wing volleyball team traveled to Mankato West on Tuesday but fell in three sets, 25-9, 25-23 and 25-23. Individual leaders for the Wingers included: Dani Deming with 22 digs, Macy Koester had 10 assists and five digs, Eva Hutter had eight digs and three kills, and Kate Sonju had seven digs, three kills and two blocks.
With both teams coming off shutout losses, something had to give. The trend of shutouts didn't cease, but the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys' soccer team found itself on the other side of the score this time around, defeating Lake City, 3-0, on Tuesday. All of the Wildcats' goals came off of Daniel Krier's leg — one in the first half and two in the second. PIZM (2-5) next plays at Caledonia, while Lake City (0-5) hosts Stewartville, Cannon Falls and Red Wing in a tournament. Both teams play Saturday. Cannon Falls 1, Stewartville 1
Playing in its second game in as many days, the Red Wing girls' soccer team notched its second win of the season as well. The Wingers shut out Faribault, 5-0, on Tuesday at Russ "Cougar" Marshall Field. Matea Simonson recorded a hat trick, while Laney Hewes and Cayanne Korder recorded one goal apiece. The Wingers held a 17-3 shot advantage.
Fresh off a blowout loss, Red Wing recouped and shut out Cannon Falls on Monday, 4-0. The Wingers peppered the Bombers’ keeper early and often taking 36 shots during the game — 17 of them on goal. All of Red Wing’s scoring happened in the first half, including two goals and an assist from Matea Simonson, one goal and assist from Camille DeSutter, and one goal by Laney Hewes.
The Lake City girls' tennis team found success all the way through the lineup on Monday against Baldwin-Woodville, winning 5-2. Leading the way at No. 1 singles was Ava Wallerich, who won 6-1, 6-1. Elsewhere, Ashley Thieren won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, Renae Harvey won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Kaylee Muenzhuber and Madeline Medvec won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles, and Molly Kennedy and Olivia Morrisey won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles. Lake City has a quick turnaround as it hosts Cannon Falls on Monday.
Fresh off its first win of the season, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' soccer team doubled down on its efforts to the tune of a 7-0 shutout of Lake City on Monday. The Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and four in the second. Morgan VanHouten led PIZM with three goals, while Lana Yeakel found the back of the net twice, and Mia Schmoll and Breanna Ihde each scored once. Jordan Weber made nine saves while Bridget Downes also got some action in at keeper, making five saves. Individual stats for Lake City were unavailable.
A late comeback attempt wouldn't come to fruition for Pine Island on Monday as it lost, 3-1, to Medford. Pine Island lost the first two sets to an identical 25-17 score but came back to win the third set 25-20. The Panthers lost in the fourth set again however to a 25-17 score. Jordyn Mathison led Pine Island with seven kills, Jordan Brehmer had 15 digs and Sydney Andrist had 27 assists. Next up for Pine Island is a trip to Z-M on Thursday. Blooming Prairie 3, Randolph 1
Red Wing traveled to Bloomington on Saturday for the JFK Invite and wrapped up the day's events with a third-place score of 458. Farmington won the meet with 860 team points, while New Prague came in second with 602. Despite not winning as a team, the Wingers had success throughout, achieving eight wins.