WORTHINGTON — The Willmar girls soccer team's Hannah Bollig scored two goals and assisted on another and Hannah Johnson and Paige Janson also scored as the Cardinals downed Worthington 4-0 on Saturday to notch their second win of the season. "There was more confidence, scoring-wise, with our girls," said Willmar head coach Chelsea Brown. "We had quite a few nice break away opportunities." Johnson opened the scoring in the 17th minute on an assist from Jess Stauffenecker. Daphne Barrera fed Bollig for another goal about a minute later.
Monday, Sept. 26 Cross Country Ortonville Invite (with Morris/CA, BOLD/BLHS, Benson, MACCRAY/RCW, YME), 4 p.m. Boys Soccer Central Minnesota Christian School at Chain of Lakes, 4:30 p.m., at Paynesville Tennis Montevideo vs. Melrose, 5:30 p.m., at Willmar High School Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd at New London-Spicer, 4:30 p.m. Pipestone at YME, 4:30 p.m. Litchfield at Redwood Valley, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Central Minnesota Christian School at New London-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. West Central at Hancock, 5 p.m.
MINNEOTA — Isaac Hennen capped a huge night with a 4-yard touchdown run in overtime as Minneota squeezed by Dawson-Boyd 34-28 in a game between undefeated rivals on Friday. Hennen carried 44 time for 266 yards and scored four touchdowns in a game that featured just one turnover on a soggy night and just a 10-yard difference in total yards. The Vikings improved to 4-0 while the Blackjacks fell to 3-1.
WILLMAR — Ashley Froelich played a strong game at the Ridgewater volleyball team clipped MCAC rival and defending NJCAA Division III national champion Rochester in five games on Friday night at Ridgewater College. The Warriors prevailed 23-25, 25-10, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-9. Froelich finished with 17 kills hitting .452. Ashley Vealetzek followed with 15 kills, Catelyn Haug had eight and Heidi Leiding had seven. Jamie Goblirsch had 50 set assists and a team-high 18 digs. Ridgewater 3, Rochester 2
Clay discusses Willmar’s critical CLC game with Rocori, while Jake breaks down Morris’ five-set thriller against Sauk Centre. Clay also comments on the fast start of Willmar’s girls cross country...
BRAINERD — The Willmar volleyball team shook off Tuesday's loss to Rocori and a long bus ride to Brainerd to dispatch the Warriors in four games in a Central Lakes Conference match on Thursday. The Cardinals, tied after two games, won the third set handily and held off a Brainerd comeback attempt in the fourth. The Cardinals won 25-10, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-21.
COLD SPRING — The Willmar boys and girls cross country teams cruised to dominating finishes in the Rocori Invite on Thursday in Cold Spring. The girls were especially outstanding, finishing with four of the top five finishers, which helped them to a total of 27 points. That easily outdistanced their closest competitor, Rocori, which scored 66.
COLD SPRING—After jumping out to a 3-0 start, the Willmar girls tennis team suffered its first loss at the hands of Rocori on Aug. 30. Winners of six straight coming into Thursday, the Cardinals had no interest in letting the Spartans end another streak. Willmar didn't drop a set, capturing a 7-0 win and a seventh-consecutive victory. Cayle Hovland, who missed the first Rocori match, was the least dominant Cardinal singles player, despite winning 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1.
Clay and Jake evaluate why Dawson-Boyd earned a 45-7 win in a game of two seemingly equal teams. The duo also previews Dawson’s upcoming game with Class A top-ranked Minneota...
Thursday, Sept. 22 Cross Country Rocori Invite (with Willmar), 4:15 p.m. Renville County West Invite (with BOLD, YME, MACCRAY, Willmar Community Christian), 4:30 p.m. Boys Soccer St. Cloud Tech at Willmar, 5 p.m. Melrose at Minnewaska, 4 p.m. Central Minnesota Christian School at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Willmar at St. Cloud Tech, 7 p.m. Swimming & Diving Willmar at Fergus Falls, 6 p.m. Litchfield at Watertown-Mayer, 6 p.m. Tennis Willmar at Rocori, 4:30 p.m.