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Randolph had little trouble on Friday night, beating Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 46-6, in a non-District game. Rockets' quarterback Andrew Wenstrom had two rushing touchdowns and four passing touchdowns, three of which went to Joey Erickson, who had seven grabs for 114 yards. Wenstrom finished 12-for-19 for 239 yards through the air, and added 129 yards on the ground on 15 carries. Isaac Stoesz also had a receiving touchdown for Randolph, which led 26-0 at halftime. Mike McNamara had a late rushing touchdown to close the scoring.
Two days in Rochester proved to be a tough draw for the Red Wing girls’ tennis team this week, with a loss to Century on Tuesday, 5-2, and a sweep against Lourdes, 7-0. Against Century, both of the Wingers’ wins came in doubles. The No. 2 pair of Megan Jeranek and Sydney Flack overcame a first-set loss to beat Carley Madsen and Isabel McGarry 1-6, 6-1, 11-9. Then at No. 3, the pair of Solveig Roth and Ellie Schlangen won 6-4, 6-3 against Kathleen Thompson and Sophia Nevenheim.
LAKE CITY — Eventually, experience won out for Red Wing. Returning five of its six starters from a year ago, the Wingers' volleyball team got off to a slow start and dropped the first set of Thursday's season-opening match to Lake City. But, Red Wing kept it together and overcame the young Tigers squad for a four-set victory, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-12. "They were just finding where the holes were and putting Lake City on their heels," said Wingers head coach Dave Lyons.
Freshman Jeyson Roque scored a pair of goals for Red Wing, but Winona was able to score a pair of second-half goals en route to a 4-2 Big Nine Conference win Thursday at Paul Giel Field in Winona. Roque scored his first goal in the 21st minute, then popped in his second score in the second half, at the 68th minute.
Trailing Winona 3-1, Red Wing found a surge in the second half. First, Anna Bowes put in a goal at the 53rd minute to cut the gap to one. Then with 28 seconds to go, Elayna Meyer notched the game-tying goal on a penalty kick, forcing Thursday's Big Nine Conference game into overtime. With 1:52 to go in the extra period, the Winhawks' Marissa Lindaman ended Red Wing's chance of a come-from-behind victory as Winona left Russ "Cougar" Marshall field with a 4-3 win.
For the second time in a week, the Lake City girls’ tennis team swept the competition, beating Stewartville 7-0 on Thursday. Lake City’s biggest win came at No. 4 singles, where Sarah Ziebarth overcame a second-set loss that saw her win no games to beat Kendall Clausen 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. At No. 3 singles, Kaylee Muenzhuber won a second-set tiebreaker to take the match 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) against Sydney Clausen.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa is still searching for its first win after getting shut out by Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Thursday, 3-0. The Bulldogs got goals from three different players, with Madison McCullough, Sophie Wodele and Macy Holtz each finding the back of the net. For the Wildcats, goalkeeper Roslind Anderson made 19 saves in the loss.
The Lake City boys’ soccer team is yet to fall into the loss column, moving to 3-0 following a 3-2 victory against Dover-Eyota on Thursday.
Hosting Rochester John Marshall on Thursday for a non-conference game, Cannon Falls fought off the visiting Rockets for a 3-2 victory, 23-25, 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 15-11. “We came out with much enthusiasm in front of our home crowd,” said Bombers head coach Melissa Huseth. “Hitters were connecting well with their setters and our defense was unstoppable. It was a great five-set thriller for an opening match at home. I loved that the girls battled hard throughout the match.”
The Red Wing girls' swimming and diving team took to the pool for the first time this fall on Thursday, losing a Big Nine Conference dual to Faribault, 94-85. Cecelia De Jong got the Wingers' lone win in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.83 seconds. Sammy Kriese and Grace O'Brien had a pair of second-place finishes for Red Wing. Kriese was second in the 200 individual medley (2:25.00) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.48) while O'Brien was the runner-up in the 500 freestyle (5:53.29) and 100 backstroke (1:07.93).