Trojan sports: Boys soccer team blanks Marshall; tennis team blanked by St. Peter
Thursday night Worthington High School sports roundup:
Worthington 3, Marshall 0
WORTHINGTON -- In moving their record to 4-0, the Worthington High School boys soccer team shut out Marshall 3-0 in their 2022 home opener Thursday night.
Despite their perfect record, the Trojans have been a little sluggish in the first halves of games recently, and Thursday was no exception. The Tigers didn’t score, however, and Worthington had the only first half goal -- scored by Alan Flores with 32:28 remaining before intermission.
Worthington played much better to begin the second half, and quickly scored. Santos Orellana got a goal with 36:23 on the clock. Later, Kaine Vela scored on a nice pass from Bayron Echeverria.
The Trojan boys will play again on Friday (Sept. 2) at Waseca.
Marshall 0 0 -- 0
Worthington 1 2 -- 3
Marshall 8, Worthington 0
MARSHALL — The host Marshall Tigers scored four goals in the first half and four in the second half to shut out Worthington 8-0.
The loss put WHS at 0-3-1 on the year.
Worthington 0 0 — 0
Marshall 4 4 — 8
St. Peter 7, Worthington 0
WORTHINGTON -- The visiting St. Peter Saints girls tennis team dominated the Worthington Trojans Thursday in Worthington, winning all seven matches in two sets and giving up few games in the process.
Annika Southworth defeated Worthington’s No. 1 singles player, Hannah McNab, by a 6-0, 6-0 score. In No. 2 singles, the Saints’ Rhyan Holmgren won 6-0, 6-1 against Worthington’s Taylor Nordseth. Madison Kamm topped Brooke Nordseth 6-2, 6-1 at third singles, and in the fourth spot Zetta Haugen clipped Taya Oberloh 6-3, 6-0.
St. Peter was even more impressive in doubles. Amelia Hildebrandt and Macy Weller won 6-1, 6-1 over Worthington’s Riley Nickel and Bryn Donkersloot at No. 1. Nora Whipps and Kali Erickson won 6-0, 6-0 over Sadie Nickel and Makayla Phoungphet at No.2. And at No. 3, it was Kylie Southworth and Raina Roemhildt defeating Taylor Michelson and Gabby Martinez Perz 6-0, 6-0.
Worthington at St. Peter
ST. PETER — Filmon Wolday finished first for the boys in the multi-team St. Peter cross country meet, finishing in 18:50. His brother Fanuel Wolday was second in 18:52.
Other Trojans were right behind. Mikele Walu finished third, and Ofbeka Morke was fourth. Isaac and Austin Kinser were sixth and seventh.
Worthington freshman Madison Sieve was fifth overall at 28:48. Kenadie Thiner was seventh (28:58), Florence Balash 11th (31.16) and Root Gebremariam 14th (33:41).