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Austin girls lose fourth straight game

The offense finally came to life for the Austin girls soccer team on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 3-1 loss to Rochester John Marshall.

The Austin Packers scored their first goal in three games, but they couldn’t hold off the visiting John Marshall Rockets in the Big Nine Conference game at Art Hass Stadium.

The Packers took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half when Nicole Lipari knocked in a corner kick with a header shot.

John Marshall (5-7-1 overall) found itself down a goal at halftime, despite controlling much of the play in the first half. The visitors then rallied with three goals in the second half.

Less than five minutes into the second half, Anna Riester crossed the ball into Christina Block, who beat Austin keeper Abby Gallaher to tie the score 1-1.

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Midway through the second half, Kourtni Alcock converted a cross from Megan Byrne for the go-ahead goal. Block capped the scoring with about 10 minutes remaining, converting a free kick from Alcock.

Austin (4-10 overall, 1-7 Big Nine) finishes up the regular season Thursday night with a home game against Owatonna.

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