C-I Girls Soccer wins two matches


The Cambridge-Isanti girls soccer squad earned two victories and added a tie over the past week of action. On Sept. 22, the Bluejackets defeated visiting Big Lake 3-1 on “Parents Night.”

Six minutes into the match, Brittany Skog scored off a Carly Armstrong assist. The Hornets tied the match early in the second half, but Tiffany Krueger weaved through the defense and scored on a shot inside the near post. Lily Porta added insurance with a solo push with three minutes remaining in the match.

“Our defense did a very nice job holding their line, combining pressure and cover to stop Big Lake’s disciplined attacking style,” noted C-I Coach Mike Galligan. Justine Larson was called on for 7 saves.

On the road Sept. 24, the Bluejackets defeated Concordia Academy 2-1. Porta’s chip shot over the keeper at the 60th minute tied the match at 1-1, then Melyssa Versoke slipped a low shot into the net with 12 minutes to go.

At Monticello Sept. 27, the Jackets tied the Magic 2-2.

M-8 Girls Soccer

St. Michael-Alb. 3-0, 7-1-3; Rogers 2-0, 6-4; Cambridge-Isanti 3-1-1, 4-6-2; Buffalo 2-1-1, 6-4-1; Big Lake 1-1, 6-4-2; Monticello 0-3-2, 6-4-3; Becker 0-3, 0-8.

C-I Tennis at Panther Invite

The Bluejacket girls tennis team went 1-2 at the Sept. 24 Spring Lake Park Panther Invite, opening with a nice 4-3 win over Park Center. Kate Lentz (6-0, 6-1) began a 3-0 day at Singles. Winning at Doubles were Amanda Hanson & Nikki Hallstrom (6-4, 6-4), Katie Skalicky & Emily Baker (6-4, 6-3) and Roselyn Mork & Danielle Page (6-2, 6-4).

The host Panthers prevailed  in Match 2 4-3, and Rogers got past the Jackets 5-2 in the closer. Madi Booth at No. 3 Singles (6-2, 6-1) joined Lentz in the win column against the Royals.

In Mississippi 8 action this week, Rogers again defeated C-I 6-1 on Sept. 26, then Monticello took the Sept. 27 match 5-2.

M-8 Girls Tennis

Rogers 5-0, 13-8; Buffalo 3-1, 4-5; St. Michael-Alb. 4-2, 13-7; Monticello 3-2, 7-10; Cambridge-Isanti 1-4, 7-9; Becker 1-3, 6-6; Big Lake 0-7, 0-11.

Braham Volleyball defeats Dragons, Gobblers

In Great River action, Braham swept host Pine City 25-14, 25-16, 25-7 on Sept. 22. The Bombers then began Homecoming week with a 25-20, 25-27, 25-20 victory over visiting Aitkin.

The Bombers get another home Homecoming week match on Sept. 29 against Isle.

GRC Volleyball

Rush City 6-0, 10-2; East Central 5-1, 10-2; Onamia 4-1, 10-7; Braham 3-2, 9-5; Ogilvie 2-3, 4-7; Pine City 2-4, 4-8; Isle 1-3, 2-8; Aitkin 1-4, 2-11, Hinckley-Fin. 0-6, 1-9.

C-I Volleyball tops Trojans

In their lone action the past week, the Bluejackets defeated section-partner Duluth Denfeld in five games at home: 25-16, 25-23, 24-26, 20-25, 15-8. Six-time defending Mississippi 8 champ St. Michael-Albertville comes to town Sept. 29.

Jacket Stats leaders: Julia Walfoort led the team with 18 kills, 3 blocks, 4 aces, and 19 digs
Alexis Landherr had 12 kills
Korbyn Felde 11 kills and 20 digs
Katelyn Torgerson lead the team with digs 26
Kylie Baas had 46 assists and 4 aces
Sydney Larkin 15 digs
Madison Hedberg 11 digs
Coach Vicky Courts: “The girls played well at times. This was great match for the girls to win at home.”

M-8 Volleyball

Rogers 2-0, 8-5; St. Michael-Alb. 2-1, 9-4; Becker 1-1, 8-5; Buffalo 1-1, 5-4; Monticello 1-1, 7-7; Big Lake 1-1, 3-12; Cambridge-Isanti 0-3, 6-6.

Buffalo 94.5, C-I Girls Swim 81.5

The Bluejackets posted 24 season-best times, but Buffalo prevailed in the Sept. 22 conference meet. For C-I, Brooke Olson dropped 6 seconds in her 500 Freestyle time, and Divers Emily Stewart, Hannah Thiry  and Maria Leibel all recorded their  best 7-dive scores. Anna Sunderman in the 100 Backstroke, Paige Thomas and Ashley Hiljus in the 200 IM, and Katie McCann and Maria Vavra in the 100 Free all had strong swims against the Bison.

After defending M-8 champ Monticello visits Sept. 29, the Bluejackets host the Sholund Invite on Saturday.