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Trojan sports: Boys soccer team blanks Marshall; tennis team blanked by St. Peter

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Thursday night Worthington High School sports roundup:

Boys soccer

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Community Football Club is hosting tryouts for its U19 team and UPSL semi-pro team on Jan 28 and Feb 4. Check-in for both dates is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the JBS Field House, and the evaluation will last from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The tryouts for the U19 team is for any soccer player born in 2004 or later.
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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.

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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

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Marshall 4 4 — 8
Girls tennis
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.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Luverne High School girls tennis team took on a pair of losses Tuesday at the Minnesota state Class A tournament at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
The Worthington Trojans girls tennis team lost 7-0 to Jordan and 5-2 to New Prague Tuesday in Jordan.

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.

Cross country

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.

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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).

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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