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Leading Cannon Falls 3-2 at halftime, Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa punched in four second-half goals to pull away with a 7-2 Hiawatha Valley League win on Thursday. Morgan VanHouten was the Wildcats' top scorer with three goals, with Lauralee Eaton, Victoria Toft, Emilie Rucker and Claudia Gunhus also providing scores in the win. In net, goalkeeper Roslind Anderson stopped two shots for PIZM. For the Bombers, Mari Mendivil came up with 21 saves while Anna Giese and Kalysa Banks each scored in the loss.
With a two-goal effort from Charlie White and a one-goal, one-assist games from Luke Meincke and Jacob Sanders, Lake City snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory against Schaeffer Academy on Thursday. Leading 2-1 at halftime after goals from White (Meincke assist) and Meincke (Brendan Koplin), White (Sanders) got his second goal of the game to build a 3-1 lead. But thanks to back-to-back goals from Dane Bothun and Ekene Mordi, the Lions were able to tie the game up.
Five different players scored goals for Red Wing on Monday night, helping the Wingers to a second straight victory with a 7-0 non-conference win at Cannon Falls. Gabby Magill and Camille DeSutter both scored a pair of goals while Red Wing also got scores from Matea Simonson, Salina Loer and Ashten Chandler as the team produced 22 shots on goal.
Lake City managed to extend Monday’s non-conference match with Red Wing into overtime. But, the Wingers were able to win the game in overtime, 4-3. Bryan Lopez and Macklin Maroushek led Red Wing in points with both tallying a goal and two assists. Jeyson Roque scored his team-leading sixth goal along with an assist, and Barrent Blaney found the back of the net in the Wingers’ victory.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo's Natasha Sortland was the medalist in the Class 3A girls race at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday. ZMKW came in seventh as a team with 194 points, with Visitation winning the team championship with 52 points.
Red Wing's passing game made strides in Friday's Week 4 matchup with Mankato East. But the host Cougars were able to keep the Wingers out of the win column with a 58-18 Big Southeast Blue District victory. Down 13-0 with 8 minutes, 24 seconds to go in the first half, Red Wing made it a one-score game when quarterback Marcus Walm connected with receiver Seth Yeatman for an 11-yard touchdown grab.
Pine Island pulled off a shocker on Friday night, stunning No. 4 (Class 4A) Stewartville, 14-9, after the Tigers had a touchdown called back with 7 seconds on the clock. Keagan Majerus then intercepted a pass in the end zone to finalize the victory. Majerus got the scoring going with a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which Stewartville answered with a 32-yard field goal. Neither team added to its totals in the second quarter.
Red Wing earned a split this week, with a 2-1 loss to Albert Lea on Tuesday, and a 4-3 win over Faribault on Thursday. The Tigers scored both goals in the first half on Tuesday, and then were able to keep the lead with a strong defense. The Wingers had six shots on goal for the game, and got their lone goal Matea Simonson with 1 minute, 6 seconds left in the game. Ashlyn Nystuen had 14 saves in the loss.
The Red Wing boys' soccer team were pegged with a pair of Big Nine Conference losses this week. On Tuesday, the Wingers took a 3-2 road loss to Albert Lea before dropping a 3-1 final to Faribault at Russ "Cougar" Marshall Field on Thursday. "We made it interesting in the second half (Thursday) and tried to push forward as much as we could late," said Red Wing head coach Tony Casci. On Tuesday, Bryan Lopez and Macklin Maroushek both scored against the Tigers. In net, Keegyn McNamee made 18 saves as the Wingers were out-shot 21-7.
Red Wing rebounded from a lopsided 7-0 loss to Farmington on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory over River Falls on Thursday. Chloe Struss had the lone singles win for the Wingers against the Wildcats, while the three doubles teams picked up the other three wins. Maria Haley and Solveig Roth swept at No. 2 doubles, and Ellie Schlangen and Isabelle Schlangen did the same at No. 3. At No. 1 doubles, Mya Benway and Megan Jeranek won a three-set thriller, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) to get Red Wing into the win column. The Tigers swept every match from the Wingers on Wednesday.