It was the first game of the season for both Southwestern and Maple Grove and the Lady Red Dragons opened their campaign with a 3-0 shutout in non-league girls soccer.
At the 27-minute mark of the first half, Katie Thorson scored for Maple Grove with the assist going to Sarah Pardue.
Alex Novotny scored with 22 minutes left in the half, assisted by Paige Sirwatka, and just two minutes into the second half, Novotny found the net for her second of the day as Emma Franczak assisted.
Maple Grove’s Dana Jones steals the ball from Southwestern’s Emily Wuebbolt in Thursday’s non-league soccer game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J?photo by Scott Reagle
Lauren Nickerson made eight saves in earning the win for the Lady Red Dragons (1-0).
Britta Johnson had eight saves for Southwestern (0-1).
SALAMANCA - Thanks to a pair of goals by Micky Tinnerman, Salamanca picked up its first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Falconer .
The Lady Golden Falcons (0-1-1) got on the board first as Andrea Volk scored at 9:43 of the first half, assisted by Emma Steele.
Tinnerman got her first tally of the game at 33:44 to tie things up at 1-1 before Steele put Falconer ahead, 2-1, just 1:29 into the second half, with an unassisted goal.
But the Lady Warriors bounced back to knot things up again at the 5:24 mark with a goal by Marisa Huffman and Tinnerman got her second of the day, which proved to be the game winner at 6:58, unassisted.
Courtney James and Kashauna Learn split four saves to earn the win in goal for Salamanca.
Falconer's Jordyn Jones had nine saves in the losing effort.