Mankato West blanked OHS 2-0. Kasson-Mantorville rallied past Triton. Blooming Prairie volleyball rallied from down 2-0 to beat NRHEG. View the Thursday scoreboard.

Owatonna and Mankato West tied for second in the Big Nine girls soccer standings in 2015. Each team returns a number of players with varsity experience. OHS coach Matt Roddy believes both clubs will contend this fall.

The Huskies hosted the Scarlets at the Lincoln Complex on Thursday. After a scoreless first half that didn't feature many scoring chances, each team had numerous opportunities in the second half. West cashed in with 11:29 remaining and added another less than six minutes later for a 2-0 victory.

On the first night of the football regular season, Kasson-Mantorville scored the final 12 points of the game for a 27-16 win over No. 2AA Triton at the Snake Pit in Dodge Center. The Komets are a AAAA team. Zumbrota-Mazeppa scored a late touchdown to beat Cannon Falls 24-20.

In volleyball, Blooming Prairie rallied after losing the first two sets to NRHEG for a 3-2 win with the fifth set going to overtime 19-17.

Scoreboard, Thursday, September 1
Football
Kasson-Mantorville 27, Triton 16
Byron 45, Dover-Eyota 39
Cretin-Durham-Hall 19, Lakeville South 14
Jackson County Central 18, Maple River 13
Lakeville North 24, East Ridge 23
Rochester Lourdes 31, St. Charles 21
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 37, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 36 to end a 30-game losing skid.
Waseca 62, Albert Lea 13
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 24, Cannon Falls 20
Volleyball
Blooming Prairie 3, NRHEG 2
Rochester JM 3, Cannon Falls 1
Rochester Mayo 3, Stewartville 1
Farmington 3, Rochester Century 1

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media