LITTLE FALLS -- Willmar came within minutes of picking up its first win, but Little Falls scored late in the second half to force a 2-2 tie Monday in the Central Lakes Conference. It's the first non-loss for Willmar in 11 CLC matches this season. Sophomore Karis Rogers scored both goals for Willmar, which scored the match's first goal and the first goal of the second half. No other details were available. Senior sweeper Caitlin Cooreman started in the net for Willmar after its regular starter, sophomore Chelsey Wierschem, suffered a knee injury in last week's loss to St. Cloud Tech.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College held Dakota County Tech of Rosemount to a single goal for over 60 minutes before the Blue Knights erupted to crush the Warriors 6-0 Monday. The Blue Knights, a third-year program playing in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, scored in the 63rd minute on consecutive bicycle kicks by Vincent Mbibi and Akey Jumale. The close-in dazzling back-flips made near impossible stops for goalie Adam Hess, who finished with 17 saves. "They were athletic, physical and passed the ball well," said Warriors' forward Luis Estrada.
Prep Volleyball WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Benson, 7:30 p.m. BOLD at Montevideo, 7:30 p.m. Morris vs. Yellow Medicine East at Granite Falls, 7:30 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Melrose at Minnewaska, 7:30 p.m. Sauk Centre at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. Albany at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Cathedral at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle CAMDEN Dawson-Boyd at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln HI vs. MACCRAY at Clara City, 7:30 p.m. Minneota at Canby Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs.
Prep Volleyball BOLD def. Renville County West 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11 Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg def. Ortonville 25-14, 25-9, 25-20 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Foley 25-15, 25-14,25-17 Central Minnesota Christian def. Dawson-Boyd 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 Girls Tennis Benson 6, LPGE 1 Minnewaska 7, Morris 0 Section 3A Montevideo 5, MACCRAY 2 Boys Soccer Willmar 2, Little Falls 1 Girls Soccer Willmar 2, Little Falls 2 College Soccer Dakota County 6, Ridgewater 0
The Section 3A play-in matches will be held today with MACCRAY playing at Montevideo and Luverne playing at PIpestone. both at 4:30 p.m. The tournament continues on Thursday. Litchfield is the top seed.
BRAINERD -- Ridgewater conquered Central Lakes College statistically, but the Raiders prevailed on the scoreboard 24-13 in the MCCC Southern Division opener Saturday. The Warriors (1-5) finished with an edge in overall yardage (287-262) and turnovers (4-2). Penalty yardage and first downs (11 apiece) were the same. The difference was the passing of Raiders' quarterback Eli Cisneros, a 5-10, 170-pound Texan.
WILLMAR -- Jackie Noyes had a near perfect afternoon, propelling the Ridgewater Lady Warriors to a 30-9, 30-18, 30-18 win against overmatched Riverland College Saturday. It was the Lady Warriors' sixth win without a loss in the Southern Division and their 21st overall, most in the MCCC. Noyes, a freshman middle hitter, was 16-for-16 serving with four aces and flawless on 15 attacks with eight going for kills.
MONTEVIDEO -- Benson took five out of seven tennis championships Saturday during the West Central South Individual Tournament. No. 1 singles went to Madeline Gail of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, who improved to 23-0 with a 6-4, 6-0 win against Jill Hagestuen of Benson. Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley of Yellow Medicine East won No.
OLIVIA -- Jordan defeated Sauk Centre 25-18, 25-17 in the final of the BOLD Invitational on Saturday. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's topped BOLD 25-12, 25-19 in the consolation championship. There was third-place match. MACCRAY went 2-2, beating BOLD and Hancock and losing to Sauk Centre and Jordan. Team scores Pool play BOLD def. Hancock 25-22, 26-24 Sauk Centre def. BOLD 25-14, 25-15 MACCRAY def. BOLD 25-21, 25-19 Sauk Centre def. Hancock 25-10, 25-23 MACCRAY def. Hancock 19-25, 25-9 Sauk Centre def. MACCRAY 25-21, 13-25 Jordan def. Lakeview 25-11, 25-16 Jordan def.
Result Saturday Southern Minnesota Wabasso 34, RCW 0 Renville County West played Wabasso even in the first quarter, then gave up 28 points to the Rabbits in the second quarter. Five different players scored for Wabasso (4-1). RCW (0-5, 0-5) 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Wabasso (4-1, 4-1) 0 28 6 0 -- 34 Wab - Dan Riley 44 pass from Chris Eichten (Ricardo Candia kick) Wab - Zach Wurscher 84 pass from Eichten (Joel Grave kick) Wab - Zach Kuehn 69 pass from Eichten (Candia kick) Wab - Brandon Heiling 13 pass from Eichten (Grave kick) Wab - Mitch Altermatt 1 run (kick failed) Renville C