St. Mary’s girls win home meet

Cross-country

St. Mary’s?girls 1st, boys 3rd

SLEEPY EYE – The St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/Cathedral girl’s cross-country team won a home meet at Eagles Park for the second-straight year, while the boy’s team placed third on Tuesday.

The trio of Brianna Polesky, Cassidy Hacker and Kennedy Pelzel finished fourth, fifth and sixth for the Knights respectively. Kira DeMaris and Jenny Lax rounded out the Knights’ scoring with eighth and 10th-place finishes.

Stephen Joyce led the boy’s side with a sixth-place finish and Ben Jakobitz finished ninth.

The Knights will return to action on Sept. 4, when they compete in a meet at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

MVL boys 5th, girls 4th

MANKATO – The Minnesota Valley Lutheran boy’s cross-country team placed fifth and the girl’s team placed fourth out of five teams at a meet at Mankato East on Tuesday.

Brandon Steffl led the boy’s side with a third-place finish. He ran the race with a time of 17:08. Levi Stelljes also finished in the top-15, placing 14th with a time of 18:07.

The girl’s team was led by the freshman-senior tandem of Ruth Rider and Alexa Diersen, who finished ninth and 10th just 0:03 apart from each other. Rider ran with a time of 16:36, while Diersen finished in 16:39.

The Chargers’ next race will be Sept. 4 at the Montgomery National Golf Course.

Girl’s soccer

New Ulm 2, Hutchinson 2 (OT)

HUTCHINSON – New Ulm and Hutchinson battled to a 2-2 tie in overtime on Tuesday in a nonconference soccer game.

Eagles goalie Emily Schotzko had 18 saves. New Ulm had 20 shots on goal.

Bridget Brown scored both New Ulm goals unassisted in the first period.

New Ulm (0-1-1) will travel to New Prague at 7 p.m. on Thursday for its next game.

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