The Rochester Mayo/Lourdes girls hockey team remained unbeaten in the Big Nine Conference with a 7-1 win Tuesday over Winona at Graham Arena.

Katie Psimos scored twice and five other players scored single goals as Mayo/Lourdes ran its record to 14-0 in the conference and 16-6 overall.

Psimos now has a team-high 18 goals this season.

Other Mayo/Lourdes goals came from Alyssa Weise, Sarah Miller, Nikki Anderson, Allie Harwood and Gretchen Leyendecker.

Kayla Weise was in goal, but had to face only seven shots.

Mayo/Lourdes had 37 shots on goal.


"We got strong games from Sarah Miller and Nikki Anderson tonight," said coach John Gamble. "Our forecheck was strong, led by Katie Psimos."

Winona fell to 9-7-0.

Mayo/Lourdes plays at Faribault Thursday.


It had been 20 years since the Rochester Lourdes girls basketball team had lost two Hiawatha Valley League games in a season. It dropped a second this season this past Friday at Winona Cotter

The Eagles were determined not to lose two in a row, outlasting Cannon Falls 69-65 in overtime on Tuesday.

Lourdes (10-2 HVL, 17-3 overall) received 24 points from Amy Battey and the Eagles were 9-for-12 from the free-throw line in overtime to seal the win.

Cannon Falls freshman Nicole Anderson made a three-pointer late in regulation to send the game to overtime.


Cory Montgomery led Cannon Falls (9-3, 14-4) with 23 points. Alex Montgomery had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Lourdes received 15 points and five assists from Lauren Luebbe, Sarah Grant had 13 points, and Kayla Johnson had a team-best six rebounds.

Rochester John Marshall got off to a slow start and couldn't recover in a 49-40 Big Nine Conference girls basketball loss to visiting Winona. The Winhawks grabbed control early with a 19-4 lead.

John Marshall dropped to 4-13 overall and 4-7 in the Big Nine Conference. Winona is 6-10, 5-6 in the conference. Winona also beat JM by four points earlier this season.

"It was a close and hard-fought game," JM coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "Give Winona credit: They made key baskets in the second half to keep the lead."

The Rockets were hampered by cold shooting, making just 10 of 49 from the field for 20 percent. That included 3-of-16 from three-point range.

Katherine Block led JM with 13 points. Sam Sikkink added nine points and Camille Stenhaug scored eight. Winona was led by senior forward Heather Mueller with 18 points.

JM is at Mankato East on Thursday.



Nobody in the Rochester Mayo stands has yet taken to holding up the number 3 every time LaJoie hits a three-pointer, either.

The Mayo reserve guard hit three big "threes" for the formerly long-distance shooting-starved Spartans.

LaJoie finished with 11 points.

The Spartans, just 5-11 overall, are riding their first two-game winning streak this season.

Tuesday, the Spartans took advantage of LaJoie's scoring jolt to beat struggling Rochester Century 58-54 in a Big Nine Conference boys basketball basketball.


WINONA -- Rochester; Mayo outshot Winona 60-13 in a Big Nine Conference boys hockey game. But Mayo won only 3-1 as Winona goalie Luke Kronebusch had a strong night in net.

"It was a positive game in that our third line played their best. They are starting to jell."

Mayo had 29 shots on goal in the first period to take a 3-0 lead, but that was it for the Spartans.

Mayo (10-8-1 overall, 5-4 Big Nine) will face Faribault on Thursday at Graham Arena.

ROSEMOUNT -- After taking an early 2-0 lead, Rochester Century couldn't hold off Rosemount, which came back to tie it 2-2 after one period.

Garrett Grimstad had two of the Panthers goals. Joe Knoepke had the other.

Century (10-9-1 overall) will face off against Rochester rival John Marshall Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Center. Century leads the Big Nine Conference with an 8-3-1 record.

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