Tuesday sports roundup: Trojan runners dominant again; WHS boys soccer team beaten in Marshall

The Marshall Tigers surprised an undefeated Worthington team on Tuesday 2-1 in two overtimes.

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Cross country

MCC Invitational

SLAYTON -- The powerful Worthington High School boys cross country team did what it typically does Tuesday night. It dominated a meet.

This time it was the Murray County Central Invitational on the Slayton Golf Course. Trojans Mikele Walu (16:20), Fanuel Wolday (16:28) and Filmon Wolday (16:47) placed 1-2-3 overall as their team blistered the field.


Evan Paplow of Jackson County Central was fourth overall, in a time of 16:59. Isaac and Austin Kinser tied for 10th place (18:08) for the Trojans.

Worthington totaled 27 points, ahead of MCC/Fulda with 76, JCC 97, Springfield/Cedar Mountain 122, Adrian/Ellsworth 126, Martin County West 130, Pipestone Area 135 and Heron Lake-Okabena 184.

On the girls’ side, it was also no surprise. MCC/F runners Amanda Overgaauw (17:48), Ashley Overgaauw (18:56) and Brylei Schreier (21:30) placed 1-2-3 as their team totaled 19 points. Pipestone Area had 60, Adrian/Ellsworth 74, JCC 99, Southwest Christian/Edgerton 121 and Worthington 138.

Worthington was led by Madison Sieve, 24th place, in 24:01.


Boys soccer

Marshall 2, Worthington 1 (2 OT)

MARSHALL -- The Marshall Tigers surprised an undefeated Worthington team on Tuesday 2-1 in two overtimes.

The winning goal came on a free kick. A Marshall player took the ball on a header. It rolled into the net and a Tiger “toe-poked it in,” said WHS head coach Juan Flores.


“I think we just came in too confident,” Flores said. “I think it’s been happening the last few games. It’s good to have confidence, but I feel our team was overconfident today. We had our chances, we just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, and when Marshall had chances, they were able to do that.”

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Worthington’s Santos Orellana scored the first goal of the game in the first half. But the Trojans, leading 1-0 at halftime, couldn’t get another goal despite the fact that they had more shot attempts than the Tigers did.

“It’s not about how many shots you get, it’s about how many you put into the net,” Flores said.

Worthington is now 12-1 on the season. Marshall, which lost to Worthington 3-0 on Sept. 1, is 6-6.

Flores said the Trojans seemed to play “rushed” and there were also some miscommunications.

Worthington 1 0 0 0 -- 1

Marshall 0 2 0 1 -- 3

Girls soccer


Marshall 5, Worthington 3

WORTHINGTON -- Despite losing 5-3 to Marshall, the Trojans are feeling pretty good these days because they’re learning to finish on offense.

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Christy Banegas scored the first goal of the match. She also scored the Trojans’ last goal. Sahyra Talamantes scored the team’s middle goal.

Worthington has been working hard in practice on through balls and pushing them to the forwards, and two of the Trojans’ goals were scored in that manner.

“I would say that in the last three games the girls have been very consistent in their play,” said head coach Anne Greenway.

Marshall took a 4-2 lead into halftime. But Worthington led twice in the game, 1-0 and 2-1.

Marshall 4 1 -- 5

Worthington 2 1 -- 3


HL-O/F 3, W-WG 0

WESTBROOK -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda prevailed in three sets over host Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 25-13, 25-21, 25-19.

For W-WG, Addison Jenniges was 13-for-13 serving with 18 set assists, and Natalie Wahl had 12 kills. Ella Knakmuhs had four solo blocks. Jenniges, Isabella Rsntschler and Madie Christians all had 10 digs.

SW Christian 3, RRC 1

LAMBERTON -- Red Rock Central got the early jump, winning the first game 25-18. But Southwest Christian won the next three, 25-15, 25-19 and 25-15.

Josie Horning had eight kills for RRC while teammates Maia Scheffler had 19 set assists and Sondra Rindfleisch had three blocks.

Girls tennis

Pipestone Area 4, Luverne 3

PIPESTONE -- Pipestone Area edged Big South Conference opponent Luverne by winning three of the four singles matches and one doubles match.

Taryn Woelber (No. 1 singles), Brielle Kulm (No. 2 singles) and Jenna Boeke (No. 3 singles) won for the Arrows. Alicia Hack and Vivian Brockberg also won for PA at No. 2 doubles.

Luverne got its victories from Cassi Chesley at fourth singles, from Sarah Stegenga and Katharine Kelm at first doubles, and from Augusta Papik and Caitlin Kindt at third doubles.

Every match was decided in two sets.

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
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