Johnson earns 100th career victory for New Ulm
New Ulm 8, Mankato Loyola 0
NEW ULM — New Ulm girls’ soccer coach Jonathan Johnson earned his 100th career victory as the Eagles shut out Mankato Loyola on Thursday in the regular-season finale.
Paige Kalis, Brynn Nesvold, Madison Roufs and Lydia Reinarts all scored two goals each for New Ulm. Nesvold, Kalis and Jessica Kral each had an assist.
Kendra Nesvold made one save in the win.
New Ulm is the No. 8 seed in the Section 2A playoffs and will play at home on Thursday against an opponent yet to be determined.
New Ulm 4, Loyola 2
MANKATO — New Ulm defeated Mankato Loyola 4-2 in a boys’ soccer match on Thursday.
Jack Howard scored two goals to lead the Eagles. The first goal was assisted by Dan Rosenhamer and the second goal was assisted by Brandon Ocampo.
Ocampo later scored on an assist from Howard and Aaron Eikanger scored on another assist from Ocampo. Josh Rakoczy had 10 saves.
St. Clair 3, Madelia 0
ST. CLAIR — St. Clair swept Madelia 25-18, 25-11, 25-14 on Thursday in a Valley Conference volleyball match.
Madelia’s Brooke Lensing had eight kills and three digs and Mackenzie Peterson had four kills, one dig and one block. Emily Stevenson had five digs and 10 set assists and Malia Schwanke had two aces and seven digs.
Madelia (0-19, 0-6) plays on Saturday at the St. Clair Tournament.
Wabasso 3, Sleepy Eye 0
WABASSO — Wabasso swept Sleepy Eye 25-13, 25-11, 25-20 on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match.
Wabasso was led by Cora Eichten, who had 13 kills, three aces and four blocks. Also for Wabasso, Avery Carlson had 18 set assists and six aces, Halle Huhnerkoch had 12 digs, Bella Brand had seven digs and three aces and Kelsey Frank had 10 set assists.
For Sleepy Eye, Alexa Steffl had seven kills, eight digs and a block and Brittney Dittbenner had four kills, five blocks and six digs.
Wabasso (10-8) plays at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at New Ulm Cathedral. Sleepy Eye (9-10) hosts Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Nicollet 3, LCWM 1
NICOLLET — Nicollet defeated Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 25-20, 16-25, 25-15, 25-24 on Thursday in a Valley Conference volleyball match.
Marah Hulke had four kills, 18 digs, three blocks and 13 set assists for Nicollet. Also for Nicollet, Jill Thompson had 18 digs, Hayley Selby had one ace and four blocks and Ruby Hoffman had five aces.
Nicollet (10-9, 5-2) plays at 7 p.m. on Monday at New Ulm Cathedral.
BLHS 3, Cathedral 2
HECTOR — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated New Ulm Cathedral 25-22, 15-25, 25-13, 25-27, 15-8 in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match.
BLHS was led by Sara Kottke, who had three digs, one block, 23 kills and three aces. Also for BLHS, Allison Dornseif had four digs, 38 set assists, three kills and three aces. Emile Hable had seven digs, three blocks, six kills and one ace and Katie Buboltz had 28 digs and two aces. Marissa Ebbers had nine digs and four kills.
For Cathedral, Maggie Fliszar had 13 kills and 14 digs, Megan Haala had 11 kills and 12 digs, Emily Schommer had 49 set assists and 14 digs, Sydnee Helget had 19 kills and Lily Franta had 12 digs.
Cathedral (11-10) hosts Nicollet at 7 p.m. on Monday.
BLHS plays at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.
MVL 3, GFW 2
WINTHROP — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 25-14, 15-25, 25-18, 25-12, 15-10 on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match.
For MVL, Maddie Pearson had 49 set assists and 30 digs. She broke MVL’s all-time assist record, previously held by Miranda Maasz. Mara Weisensel had 29 kills and 20 digs and Emma Nelson had nine kills and 25 digs. Abbie Reiderer finished with 12 kills and 26 digs and Lili Mohror had 12 kills. Kaylee Hunter had 25 digs and eight set assists
For GFW, Hannah Panitzke had 20 kills, three blocks and 25 digs, Brynn Busse had 16 set assists and 23 digs, Shelby Ramirez had 10 kills, Hannah Thorsen had 11 set assists and Julia Schweiss had five blocks.
GFW plays at the Marshall Tournament on Friday and Saturday.