Sports Roundup: Sept. 14, 2021

The Worthington Trojans boys soccer team remained undefeated on the season Tuesday night, blanking Fairmont 4-0 in a game heard on 104.3 The Bridge.


Jonathan Banegas scored in the game’s first half as the Trojans, now ranked eighth in the state’s latest Class AA poll, led 1-0 at intermission. Banegas then booted in a shot at point-blank range just 1:48 into the second half to give WHS a 2-0 edge.


Worthington would score again later in the second half when Elmer Guzman headed in a Banegas corner kick for a 3-0 Trojans advantage. Menkem Mehri made it 4-0 when he beat Fairmont’s goalkeeper from long range with just 10 seconds remaining.


The Trojans improved to 6-0 on the year with their win over the Big South rival Cardinals, who are now 4-2-2.


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In girls soccer, Worthington was on the road at Fairmont and was defeated 8-1. Sara Esquivel was credited with the Trojans’ lone goal of the game. WHS, now 1-6 on the season, will play its first home match of the season on Thursday against Loyola, a team Worthington beat to open up the year.


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In high school volleyball Tuesday night, the Worthington Trojans traveled to Redwood Valley and lost a 3-0 match to the Cardinals. Game scores were 25-21, 25-22, 25-20.


Tarren Spartz led WHS offensively with eight kills and was also 12-for-12 serving, scoring six points. Ellie Weg had seven kills, three blocks and five digs. Olivia Hayenga had a team-best four blocks. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor was 10-of-10 serving with six points and an ace. Addison Gerber was 11-of-12 serving with five points and ace, and also passed for 21 set assists.


The Trojans will next play at Fairmont on Thursday night.


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In other high school volleyball matches Tuesday, it was:


Tracy Milroy-Balaton 3, Central Minnesota Christian 1

Adrian-Ellsworth 3, Murray County Central 0

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3, Hills-Beaver Creek 1

Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 3, Southwest Minnesota Christian 0

Marshall 3, Jackson County Central 1

Windom 3, Pipestone Area 1

Hinton 3, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0

MMCRU 3, Harris-Lake Park 0


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In high school girls tennis action on MONDAY, Worthington won on the road against Waseca 5-2. Marah Darling, Kessey Aljets and Bailey Newman – playing at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively -- won straight-set matches for the Trojans, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Taya Oberloh and Brooke Nordseth and the No. 3 doubles pairing of Taylor Nordseth and Hannah McNab.


Here are the match-by-match results:


Singles:

No. 1 - Marah Darling, WORTHINGTON def. CeCe Huttemier, WASECA 6-3 , 7-5 No. 2 - Sarah Robbins, WASECA def. Ivy Jenson, WORTHINGTON 6-3 , 6-4 No. 3 - Kessey Sljets, WORTHINGTON def. Nicola DeJager, WASECA 6-4 , 7-5 No. 4 - Bailey Newman, WORTHINGTON def. Takya Schoenrock, WASECA, 6-4 , 6-2 Doubles: No. 1 - Taya Oberloh and Brooke Nordseth, WORTHINGTON def. Jaidence Medina and Miranda Breck, WASECA 6-4 , 6-3 No. 2 - Mia Kanewischer and Addie Pfeifer, WASECA def. Madison Shaffer and Calah Riley, WORTHINGTON 6-1 , 6-0 No. 3 - Taylor Nordseth and Hannah McNab, WORTHINGTON def. Addie Bomsta and Sarah Haley, WASECA 7-5 , 6-2

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