Sports Briefs – Oct. 12, 2017

Girls soccer ousted

Sophomore forward Maria Villella controls the ball under pressure from a Woodbury defender. In the final week of the regular season, the Forest Lake girls soccer team lost to Woodbury 6-1 on Oct. 5 before defeating St. Francis 3-2 on Oct. 7. The Rangers were beaten 4-0 by Duluth East in the quarterfinals of the Section 7AA tournament Oct. 10, ending their season.

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12U takes second

The Forest Lake 12U Maroon softball team finished second at the Tier 2 state tournament in Chanhassen Sept. 23. Front, left to right: Brie Bakke and Maddie McCafferty. Middle, left to right: Catherine Kurz, Maleah Meyer and Amanda Degerstrom. Back, left to right: assistant coach Kevin Tong, Lexi Hermanson, Hannah Tong, Chelsea Jordan, Brooke Barenz, Mara Ouse, Louisa Linder, Tiana Moore and head coach Amanda Kurz. Not Pictured: Kaylee Marx.

Mullets beaten by Moose

For the second time in the 2017-18 season the Minnesota Mullets were beaten by the Minnesota Moose Oct. 6, this time at home by a 4-1 count. The Moose exploded for three goals in the first period and added a fourth in the second period before Mullets forward Cooper Hoheisel (Chisago City) scored a goal with less than four minutes to go in the third. Credited with assists were Joey Brophy (Coralville, Iowa) and Forest Lake’s own Murray Sieracki. The Mullets will play just one home game in the next five weeks, a Friday, Oct. 20 meeting with the Minnesota Blue Ox. The Mullets will be in Chicagoland for a series of games this weekend. They will face the Motor City Hawks Friday at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, Illinois before heading to the Canlan Ice Center in Romeoville, Illinois for matchups with the Hampton Roads Whalers on Saturday, and Tampa Bay Juniors and the Tri City Icehawks on Sunday.

NLA volleyball hosts Dig Pink Game Thursday

The North Lakes Academy volleyball team will host its annual Dig Pink fundraiser for breast cancer research Thursday night when Critso Rey Jesuit visits the Huskies. Fans coming to the game are encouraged to join the players in wearing pink. Money will be raised through fan donations, a raffle and the sale of dedication signs. The C-team game will start at 5 p.m., with JV and varsity matches to follow.

Volleyball dropped by Stillwater

The Forest Lake volleyball team was beaten in Suburban East Conference play for the first time this season by state No. 5 ranked Stillwater on Oct. 3. The Rangers won the first set 25-17 before being turned away 21-25, 13-25, and 20-25. The Rangers (13-5) met Roseville on Tuesday after press time and will complete their regular-season and SEC runs with home matches against East Ridge (Thursday) and Mounds View (Tuesday, Oct. 17).