New Ulm holds off Mound Westonka

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke New Ulm’s Madison Roufs takes the ball upfield against Mound Westonka on Saturday at New Ulm High School.

NEW ULM — With two weeks left in the regular season, the New Ulm girls’ soccer team wants to head into the playoffs with a strong finish.

New Ulm took big step towards that goal with a 3-2 victory over Mound Westonka on Saturday at New Ulm High School. It was the second straight win for the Eagles (7-4-1), who travel to Waseca on Monday. The Eagles defeated Waseca 6-2 this past Thursday to snap a two-game losing streak.

New Ulm got the first goal of the game 11 minutes in after Livia Reinarts took a pass from Madison Roufs and found the back of the net to make it 1-0.

About 13 minutes later, the same two reversed roles and Roufs scored on an assist from Reinarts to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

Mound Westonka got a goal later in the half, but New Ulm took a two-goal lead again in the second half after Brynn Nesvold scored off of Reinarts’ second assist of the game.

Mound Westonka added a goal to its total later and the Eagles held on the rest of the way.

New Ulm got 10 saves from Kendra Nesvold.

New Ulm is at Waseca on Monday and at Marshall on Thursday.


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