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Cathedral wins St. James Tournament

Late Saturday

Prep volleyball

Cathedral goes 5-0 at St. James

ST. JAMES — New Ulm Cathedral won the St. James tournament on Saturday by going 5-0.

Megan Haala had 40 kills, 38 digs and eight ace serves and Annie Edwards had 100 set assists and 22 digs. Lily Brennan finished with 32 kills and 48 digs and Sydnee Helget had 31 kills and 33 digs. Jenna Hotovec finished with 22 kills and 40 digs and Lily Franta had 32 digs. Cathedral hosts Cedar Mountain on Tuesday.

MVL takes 3rd at USC

WELLS — Minnesota Valley Lutheran went 3-1 at the United South Central tournament on Saturday and finished third.

Abbie Riederer had 19 kils and 16 digs and Sam Dalueg had 34 set assists and 14 digs. Morgan Paulsen had 22 digs and Ella Schlei had 23 kills and seven blocks and Gabbie Bleick finished with 12 kills and 17 digs.

Boys’ soccer

HUTCHINSON — New Ulm defeated Hutchinson 7-0 on Saturday in nonconference boys’ soccer.

New Ulm did not report any match information for the game.

College volleyball

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College volleyball team finished an undefeated opening week of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 sweep of UW-Superior (UWS) by the scores of 25-23, 26-24, 25-23.

Kelsey Birschbach and Paulsen led the Knights with 11 and 10 kills, respectively, while Willems had seven kills and a .300 attack efficiency. Willems also added a team-high four blocks.

Kate Aswege led all players with 24 digs. Wolf recorded 23 assists and also added 12 digs.

The MLC win snapped a five-match losing streak to the Yellowjackets in the all-time series. The Knights’ most recent win over UWS prior to Saturday came on September 27, 2017.

The Knights improved to 4-8 on the season and 3-0 in UMAC play with the win. UWS fell to 4-9 overall and 2-1 in league play in defeat. MLC will return to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday when it hosts Carleton College.

Women’s soccer

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The MLC women’s soccer team kept UW-Superior (UWS) scoreless for one half, but could not contain them in the second in a 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

The Yellowjackets were credited with 14 shots compared to two for the Knights in the first half, but Grace Sievert stopped all eight UWS shots on goal to keep the game scoreless through the first 45 minutes.

UWS finally broke free in the second half, scoring its first goal in the 56th minute, and then adding insurance tallies in the 65th and 84th minutes to get the final margin.

Sievert kept the Knights in the game, stopping 16 of the Yellowjackets’ 19 shots on goal for the game.

Hannah Schroeder and Madeline Walz were each credited with one shot for MLC.

The Knights fell to 1-6-0 on the season and 0-3-0 in UMAC play in defeat. UWS improved to 4-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in league play with the win.

MLC will return to action at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday when it hosts Northwestern.

Men’s soccer

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The MLC men’s soccer team fell behind early and could not recover in an 8-0 loss at UW-Superior (UWS) on Saturday.

The Yellowjackets took control from the jump, as Blake Perry scored 31 seconds into the game, and UWS added first-half goals in the 24th, 35th and 40th minutes to take a 4-0 lead at the half.

Six different players scored on the day for the Yellowjackets, who were credited with 28 total shots (12 shots on goal). MLC was credited with five shots, led by Jake Vilhauer with two.

MLC fell to 1-5-0 on the season and 0-3-0 in UMAC play in defeat. The Knights will return to action at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, when they host Northwestern-St. Paul.

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