Thursday sports roundup: Worthington girls soccer team trimmed 1-0

GLENCOE -- Worthington had chances offensively, but couldn't find the back of the net as Glencoe-Silver Lake handed the Worthington Trojans a narrow 1-0 defeat Thursday night in girls high school soccer action.

GLENCOE -- Worthington had chances offensively, but couldn’t find the back of the net as Glencoe-Silver Lake handed the Worthington Trojans a narrow 1-0 defeat Thursday night in girls high school soccer action.

After a scoreless first half, Hope Kosek scored 13 minutes into the second half to give the Panthers the lead.

WHS had its chances to even the score, but fell just short.

Trojan goalie Emme Schmitz stopped 16 shots in the game.

“Emme had a great game,” WHS head coach Emily Ahlquist said. “They had eight shots in the first half and nine shots in the second half. Emme had some really great saves.”


One of Worthington’s best chances came from Marilyn Orellana.

“Marilyn shot from about the top of the 18, just a high rocket and the goalie just touched it with her fingers,” Ahlquist said. “It hit the top post and bounced back out. If she wouldn’t have touched it, it was so close. We all thought it was going in.”

The Trojans open section tournament play on Saturday at Cannon Falls.

“We’re definitely seeing improvement toward the end,” Ahlquist said. “Little steps is what we’ve been saying all season and those little steps have been gaining ground. We’re doing a little better. Saturday against Cannon Falls, we’re really hoping to pull out a win there.”

Worthington 0 0 -- 0Glencoe-Silver Lake 0 1 -- 1 VOLLEYBALL H-LP 3, HMS 1 LAKE PARK, Iowa -- It was a record-setting night for Taylor Meyer.

The Harris-Lake Park outside hitter set a new school record with 33 kills as the Wolves earned a four-game victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

Game scores were 22-25, 25-23,25-17 and 25-13.

Meyer also had five ace serves, 16 digs and four solo blocks for H-LP.


Blake Gunderson had eight kills, two ace serves and 10 digs, while Madison Brevik led the Wolves with 17 digs and 33 set assists. Cheyenne Nelson had three ace serves, while Kilyn Forbes had 10 digs.

H-LP (16-7) hosts a tournament on Saturday.

HL-O 3, RRC 2 LAMBERTON -- In a hard-fought match between two of the top teams in the Red Rock Conference, Heron Lake-Okabena came away with a five-game victory.

Kiana Leighty filled the stat sheet for the Wildcats, who won 25-19, 16-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-6. She had 26 digs, four blocks and 19 kills. Sam Freking had 18 digs, while Madison Ruesch had nine kills and three blocks. Hailey Liepold put away 15 kills, while Tessla Crowell had 36 set assists and was 20-for-20 serving with five aces. Anna Volk was 23-for-23 serving with three aces.

RRC was led by Hannah DeCock, who had eight kills, was 19-for-22 serving with an ace, and charted six block assists. Kennedi Janssen was 17-for-20 serving with two aces to go with 15 digs and 20 set assists.

Vanessa Kedl had eight kills and six block assists. Kierra Highby had one solo block and six block assists, while Haley Simonson had 21 digs.

Both HL-O (10-10, 5-2) and RRC (9-8, 5-3) are at the Subway Tournament this weekend in Marshall.

Adrian 3, Fulda 0 ADRIAN -- Miah Kunkel and Rylie Hokeness combined for 20 kills to lead Adrian to a sweep over Fulda.


Kunkel had 11 kills and Hokeness charted nine as the Dragons won 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.

Mayssa Tweet was 19-for-19 serving and had 26 set assists for Adrian, while Lexi Slater was 16-for-17 serving with an ace and eight digs. Kasie Tweet was 10-for-10 serving with two aces, while Avery Balster was 10 for 11 with two ace serves.

Fulda was led by Camryn Baumhoefner, who finished with 10 digs and six kills. Evany Luna had 11 digs and five kills, while McKenzie Evers tallied eight digs and six kills. Emily Schroer had 20 set assists and was 10-for-10 serving two two aces.

Adrian (11-7, 3-4) is at the Subway Tournament this weekend in Marshall.

W-WG 3, Ellsworth 0 ELLSWORTH -- Each game was a little closer, but Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated Ellsworth in three games.

Scores were 25-15, 25-17 and 26-24.

Kallie Chapa led the Panthers with six kills, one ace serve and a block. Devin Dreesen added a pair of ace serves and four kills, while Madyson Domeyer had two kills and an ace serve. Sierra Smith had two aces, and Ashlyn Meester had three kills for Ellsworth.

T-M-B 3, Canby 0 TRACY -- Sydney Lanoue had 26 kills as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton swept Canby.

Game scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-21.

Evelyn Dolan added eight kills for the Panthers, while Sidney Karbo had six. Cassidy Smith finished with 33 set assists and two ace serves, while Kaylee Kirk had 17 digs. Samantha Edwards finished with two ace serves and three kills.

MCC 3, H-BC 1 HILLS -- Murray County Central dropped the first game 23-25, then won three straight 25-22, 25-22 and 25-17 to defeat Hills-Beaver Creek.

Alyssa Groves and Montana Beckmann each had 12 kills for the Rebels, and teammate Vittoria Mazzoni tallied 10. Beckmann had 18 digs while teammates Riley Schmitz and Courtney Schmitz each had 17. Mazzoni had six blocks.

Beckmann led the team with five ace serves.


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