Century blanks JM, still perfect in Big 9

Rochester Century poured in four goals in the first half and cruised to a 5-0 win over Rochester John Marshall on Saturday afternoon at Century Stadium.

Century posted its fourth straight win and improved to 7-2 overall, and 5-0 in the Big Nine Conference. John Marshall had a two-game winning streak snapped. The Rockets are 3-6 overall, 3-3 in the Big Nine.

"As a team we passed and moved the ball very well," said Century coach Karen LaDue. "Our defense played a major factor in shutting down the offense of the Rockets."

Maria Prendergast scored two goals for Century: the first one in the first half, and the last one in the second half. Amelia Kasten also scored two first-half goals for the Panthers to pad her state-leading point total. Kate Trennery was in goal for Century.

Century and JM both play at 7 p.m. Tuesday night; Century is at Winona, and JM entertains Albert Lea.


Eagles blank Minnehaha

Rochester Lourdes notched its sixth straight victory and its fourth shutout in a row with a 1-0 win over Minnehaha Academy on Saturday afternoon.

"What a great win for us. This was a team win all around," said Lourdes coach Sarah Groven. The Eagles improved to 8-1 overall.

Lourdes' Emily Flesher scored on "a pinball mess" in front of the Minnehaha Academy goal early in the first half. "She was in the right place at the right time," Groven explained.

Groven credited her midfield for a great game: Steph Armstead, Lindsey Kelly, Missy Tousely and Joanna Hadaway.

Lourdes entertains La Crescent at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Freshman sparks Mayo

Ninth-grader Breanna Ean scored three goals in her first varsity game and led Rochester Mayo to a 3-1 win over Albert Lea on Saturday at Mayo Stadium.


Mayo coach Dave Bahr brought Ean up to the varsity to back up Mayo's starting goalkeeper, Alyssa Lunde, who has been playing with injuries. Lunde was able to play, so Bahr inserted Ean at a forward.

Ean scored two goals off her head, and narrowly missed a fourth goal when the Albert Lea goalkeeper made a good play. Kristin Barbaresi, Katherine Koleski and Dani Peterson had the assists on Ean's goals.

Albert Lea scored on a corner kick. Mayo has allowed only two goals in its last three games. Bahr noted the defense of Sarah Bonner, Karen Amundson, Kara Flowers and Katie Jensen.

Mayo has two road games this week, at Mankato West on Tuesday, and at Owatonna on Thursday.


Minnehaha Academy 2, PI/ZM 0

Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa managed just six shots on goal and fell 2-0 to Minnehaha Academy on Friday in girls soccer.

Minnehaha scored twice in the second half. It finished with 15 shots on goal.

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