Burnsville scored a 4-3 win over Owatonna with three goals in the second half. The Blaze simply had more scoring chances as 15 saves from Aiden Buryska was not enough to hold on.

The speedy Blaze scored the game winner with about three minutes left to win the back and forth game. Owatonna grabbed the lead three times only to surrender it each time. Abukar Fakrudin converted on a penalty kick about 14 minutes into the match to give the Huskies the initial lead. Nate Smith scored the other OHS goals.

OHS coach Bob Waypa said after the game that Burnsville is a good and quick team and that it was a good chance for Owatonna to learn what things they need to do better. The Huskies play a doubleheader at Lakeville North on Saturday. The girls play at 11AM with the boys game to follow at 1PM.

Owatonna volleyball dropped a 3-0 match to No. 2AAA Prior Lake. The Huskies play Friday night at 7PM in Farmington with coverage on Kat Kountry 105 FM. Byron swept three straight games from Blooming Prairie on Thursday.

The Huskies girls tennis team notched a pair of Big Nine wins, 6-1 over Winona and 5-2 over Mankato West. OHS is 4-0 in the conference and 4-2 overall.

Roy Koenig, Townsquare