Century gets on scoreboard in defeat
The Rochester Century girls soccer team got on the scoreboard for the first time this season but it wasn't enough Tuesday night at Century Stadium.
Park of Cottage Grove scored twice in the first half and beat the Panthers 3-1. Century is off to an 0-3 start.
Park scored first early in the game, but Century tied it a few minutes later. Kate Hanson scored off a pass from Rachel Edvenson that was sent over the heads of the defender.
"Kate beat the goalie and sent a nice ball into the left corner of the goal," Century coach Karen LaDue explained.
Park scored to go up 2-1 in the first half, and then added a third goal midway through the second half.
"We had some good moments, we scored a nice goal," LaDue noted. "We are too anxious and lose our composure. We have to be confident that we are doing the right thing."
Century opens its Big Nine Conference season Thursday at Owatonna, the defending conference champion.
Park 3, Century 1
Park:No stats provided.
Century:Kate Hanson 1 goal; Rachel Edvenson 1 assist. Goalie: Amanda LaDue.
Lourdes shook off an early deficit and beat Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4-1 in a non-conference girls soccer game Tuesday night at Rochester Regional Sports Stadium.
P-E-M took the early 1-0 lead on a corner kick by Channing Cordova just 11 minutes into the game, but after that it was all Eagles.
Lourdes had a 2-1 lead by halftime and added two more in the second half, with the four goals coming from four different players. Lourdes improved to 2-1 overall.
"The offense put some balls in the net and that is exactly what we needed tonight," said Lourdes coach Sarah Groven. "We played very well and I am very happy with how things are coming together as a team."
Goalkeeper Becca Freiburger had seven saves for Lourdes, and the Eagles defense "was tight and worked very well together," the coach said.
Lourdes opens its Hiawatha Valley League schedule on Thursday at Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa in P.I.
Lourdes 4, P-E-M 1
Plainview-Elgin-Millville:Channing Cordova 1 goal. Goalie: Haley Gudmundson.
Lourdes:Carley Hickey 1 goal; Annabelle Paulik 1 goal; Jenny Oslund 1 goal; Renee Saltness 1 assist; Madison Berg 1 assist. Goalie: Becca Freiburger 7 saves.
Spartans blanked at Lakeville South
LAKEVILLE — Rochester Mayo came up scoreless and lost a non-conference girls soccer game 2-0 to Lakeville South on Tuesday afternoon.
The shots were equal according to Mayo coach Dave Foreman, but Mayo just wasn't able to finish at the offensive end, he said.
"The Mayo girls were not in synch tonight," he said. "We just couldn't get it going tonight. Lakeville South put together a nice game."
Mayo goalkeeper Katie Meyer had 12 saves. Mayo had 13 shots, but none really tested the Lakeville goalkeeper, Foreman said.
The Spartans' defensive unit of Jordan Craft, Amelia Klarich, Courtney Hruska and Liv Korngable played a solid game, according to the coach.
Mayo plays Thursday at Northfield, which is new to the Big Nine Conference this season.
Lakeville South 2, Mayo 0
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Mayo: Goalie: Katie Meyer 12 saves.
Lakeville South:No stats provided.
Rockets fall to talented Farmington
John Marshall was beaten soundly 6-0 by Farmington in a non-conference girls soccer game Tuesday night at John Marshall Stadium.
JM is off to a 1-1 start in non-conference play. JM coach Kevin Lowery was impressed with Farmington, calling the Tigers "by far one the best teams" he has seen in a while.
"Farmington was extremely fast and talented, and we could not keep up with them," Lowery said.
"The bright spot for us was that we never gave up, the girls played until the last second," he added. "It is very easy to just give up when you play a team like that, but we didn't."
JM opens its Big Nine Conference season at home Thursday against Fairbault.