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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.
Red Wing had mixed results on Saturday when it traveled to Winona Cotter for a tournament, going 2-2 on the day. The Wingers started the day strong with a win over La Crescent, 25-19 and 25-20. A loss to Lewiston-Altura followed, however. Red Wing dropped its first set 25-18, won the second 25-22 and fell in the third 15-9. Red Wing bounced back with a 25-18, 25-17 win against Lanesboro but then lost to Cotter, 25-20, 25-16 to close out the tournament.
The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys' soccer team ran into a buzzsaw against a stout Hastings defense, getting outshot 18-1 and losing 7-0 to the Raiders on Saturday. Jose Fernandez, PIZM's starting keeper, was injured in the first half forcing freshman Corey Peters into action. Facing heavy pressure from Hastings' offense in the second half, Peters stopped four shots on nine attempts. Dan Krier put the only shot on goal for PIZM. PIZM (1-4) travels to Lake City (0-3) on Tuesday. Cannon Falls 1, Concordia Academy 0
Austin surged out to a three-touchdown lead before Red Wing could find its way into the end zone. The Wingers briefly made a game of it, scoring their second-straight touchdown halfway through the third quarter. But the Packers responded multiple times, and their defense held off Red Wing for a 44-12 victory Friday night.
Andrew Wenstrom ran all over Lanesboro on Friday night, scoring three times on the ground to lead the Rockets to a 34-14 road win over the Burros. Wenstrom rushed 20 times for 238 yards, added 19 tackles and a sack as well as completing 13 of 24 passes for 130 yards and another two scores. Joey Erickson caught five balls for 79 yards and two touchdowns and also picked off a pass on defense. Randolph (2-0) hosts Lyle-Pacelli in Week 3. Stewartville 56, Lake City 7
Kenyon-Wanamingo faced its first Hiawatha Valley League opponent on Thursday when Cannon Falls visited. The Knights won all three sets (26-24, 25-17, 25-14). Offensively for K-W, Ally Peterson had 19 kills, while Madi Luebke notched 19 assists and nine digs. Julianna Boyum led the team with seven blocks. Makayla Bowen led Cannon Falls with 10 kills, while Jaci Winchell had a team-high 13 assists. Molly Bowen led with nine digs and Sara Twedt had four blocks on defense.
The Lake City girls' tennis team notched another victory on Thursday when it traveled to Stewartville. Lake City won the matchup, 4-3, receiving victories from Ava Wallerich at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-1), Ashley Thieren at No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-4), the No. 2 doubles team of Kaylee Muenzhuber and Madeline Medvec (6-2, 6-1), and the No. 3 doubles team of Molly Kennedy and Dorothy Holland (1-6, 6-3, 6-2). Lake City returns to the court on Monday when it hosts Baldwin-Woodville. Cotter 5, Cannon Falls 2
The Red Wing girls' soccer team continues to play its opponents hard, but has yet to translate that success into a win as it dropped another contest on Thursday, 2-0, against Northfield. The Wingers and Raiders were knotted up at 0-0 with eight minutes remaining in the second half when Northfield scored its first goal. Red Wing surrendered another goal later in the half when it attempted to send extra players forward to try and tie the game. Red Wing's keeper, Ashlyn Nystuen, made 10 saves.
Scoring proved to be difficult on Thursday for the Red Wing boys' soccer team as it hosted Northfield and fell victim to a shutout, 6-0. The Wingers kept the score close in the first half, only giving up one goal and playing a balanced game. The wheels fell off the cart in the second half, however, with Northfield notching five goals. Northfield's River Dittrich recorded a hat trick on the day. Red Wing's Keegyn McNamee made 12 saves. The Wingers were outshot 18-4. Red Wing, 0-5 (0-4 Big Nine), returns to action on Tuesday with a trip to Faribault.
A slow start for the Wingers lead to a 3-1 loss against visiting Rochester Mayo on Thursday. Red Wing had a difficult time in the first set, dropping it 25-13, but closed the gap in the second, although it still led to a 25-18 loss. The Wingers won the third set, 25-19, but lost the fourth to close out the night, 25-17. Elle Thorson led the team with nine kills and three blocks, while Eva Hutter had a team-high 19 digs. Dani Deming also had double-digit digs with 13. Macy Koester kept the offense moving with 22 assists.