Huskies Girls Lacrosse Improves to 6-0; Panthers Baseball, Softball Sweep
The Owatonna girls lacrosse team continued their season-opening winning streak with a 13-3 victory in the rain at Rochester JM on Saturday afternoon.
Owatonna is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Nine. Rochester Mayo is also unbeaten in conference games at 3-0. The Spartans come to Owatonna on Thursday, May 5, for a 7PM clash. This is the first year that Big Nine lacrosse titles will be awarded as the addition of Mankato brought the total of conference teams to six. Owatonna has allowed just 11 goals over their first six games.
The Owatonna boys lost a close one to John Marshall at Owatonna High School on Saturday night, falling 12-11. OHS is 3-4 overall.
OHS boys tennis lost 4-3 to Chanhassen on Saturday morning, then had their match against top-10 ranked Rochester Mayo rained out for the second time.
On Friday night the NRHEG baseball squad walked-off with a 2-1 victory over United South Central. The Rebels broke a scoreless tie in the top of the seventh at Legion Field in New Richland. The Panthers' rally started when Palmer Peterson reached base and stole second, according to game notes emailed to KRFO radio by coach Drew Paukert. Dempsey Tucker doubled in Peterson. Two walks later Jack Schultz singled with a dribbler down the third base line to push across the winning run. Paukert said, "I was extremely pleased with the way the team competed. USC is a very good ball club, and it was nice to a quality win against a quality team. Dempsey again was fantastic on the mound and at the plate."
Tucker went the distance, giving up three hits while striking out six. The Panthers (3-6, 2-5) face USC again on Monday in Wells.
The NRHEG softball team rolled to a 13-0, five inning win over Alden-Conger on Friday. Anna Lundberg tossed a one-hit complete game, striking out five. Coach Wendy Schultz told KRFO in an email, "Good team win. Anna pitched a nice game allowing only one hit. The girls played errorless defense and hit the ball pretty well." Gabby Muri and Grace Johns had three hits apiece. The Panthers (6-2, 2-1) host USC Monday at 5PM in New Richland.