The top-ranked and two-time defending state champion Marshall Tigers girls volleyball team came to Worthington and won 3-0 over the Trojans Tuesday night. Game scores were 25-12, 25-20, 25-15.
After a lopsided Game 1 victory, Worthington scored the first two points of Game 2 for its first lead of the evening. Marshall ultimately went up 22-14, but the Trojans fought back and closed the gap to three points before the Tigers closed things out.
In Game 3, Marshall went ahead 8-2, but WHS again rallied to forge an 8-8 tie. The Tigers, though, scored nine of the next 10 points and went on to finish off the match.
Madison Beckmann had nine kills and a pair of blocks to pace the Trojans. Addison Gerber had 12 digs, 20 set assists and an ace serve as Worthington dropped to 5-6. WHS is home again Thursday night against Spirit Lake.
Marshall also took on host Worthington in girls tennis action on Tuesday afternoon, with the Tigers coming away with a 7-0 triumph. The day’s closest match came at No. 1 singles, where Marshall’s Taylor DePover defeated Hannah McNab by a score of 6-4 6-3. Worthington hosts Pipestone Area on Thursday afternoon.
The Worthington High School boys soccer team, ranked ninth in the latest state Class AA poll, traveled to Waseca on Tuesday night and earned a 4-0 win Bluejays.
WHS had a 1-0 edge at the half and went on to score three teams in the second 40 minutes. Isaac Perez had a pair of goals for the Trojans, and Danny Banegas and Andy Guzman had one goal each. Jonathan Banegas contributed a pair of assists.
Trojans coach Juan Flores said it was nice to get a win on the road after a tough home loss to Academy of Holy Angels on Friday. He added that his team is going to continue to improve each game and keep working hard to get better individually and as a team.
In girls soccer Tuesday, the Trojans lost to visiting Waseca 10-0. The girls team play host to St. Peter on Thursday, while the boys are on the road against the Saints.
In area high school volleyball action Tuesday, it was:
Martin County West 3, ML-GHEC-T 1
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 3, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 0
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3, Adrian-Ellsworth 2
Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 3, Murray County Central 0
Central Minnesota Christian 3, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0
Red Rock Central 3, Hills-Beaver Creek 1
Windom 3, Jackson County Central 0
New Ulm 3, Fairmont 1
Redwood Valley 3, Luverne 0