Same teams, same score: Hawks 1, Spartans 0
By: Ken Olson, Superior Telegram
The Superior High School boys soccer team suffered its second 1-0 loss of the season to the Hermantown Hawks Thursday evening at the SHS soccer fields. The previous one-goal defeat came on Sept. 7, also in Superior.
Trevor Rodd, who scored the only goal the first time the two teams met, scored the only goal of the game once again.
After taking a pass from Luke Johansen, Rodd scored 4:48 into the first half.
Taylor Olson did his best in goal for the Spartans, stopping 18 shots, including Isak Abukhodair’s penalty shot late in the second half.
Hermantown (6-7-2 overall, 3-5-1 Lake Superior Conference) keeper Aaron Luhm finished his shutout with seven saves.
The Spartans are back in action at Saturday’s Chippewa Falls quad. Superior will play at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Superior (5-13, 0-6) will then wrap up the regular season by hosting Duluth Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Ashland at 4 p.m. Thursday.
“Up to this point we have been performing up to or beyond expectations,” SHS coach Aaron Ashley said. “We’re starting to have late-season issues with fatigue and with four more matches before the end of the regular season, it might be starting to weigh on the players.”
SPARTAN SPIN: The SHS JV defeated Hibbing 6-0 Monday but lost to Hermantown 4-0. … SHS leading scorer Ethan Walpole has been held scoreless for three straight games. He currently had 15 goals in 18 games.
The Spartans defeated Duluth Marshall 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-23) Tuesday night in the SHS gym.
The Spartans improve to 4-9 overall and 2-1 in the Lake Superior Conference with the victory, while the Hilltoppers fall to 1-11 and 0-5.
For the Spartans, Jessica Lindstrom had seven kills and two blocks; Amanda Larson had six kills; Dani Magdzas added six kills, three ace serves, six digs and two blocks; Marisa Miner had 22 set assists and three digs; and Ally Keute added 11 digs and three kills.
The Hilltoppers got six blocks and five kills from Sierra Lahti; four kills, six digs and 100-percent serving from Mary Krenzen; and 11 assists and three aces from Maddie Schenk.
Superior is at Rice Lake at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Day light ran out on the Superior and Ashland girls tennis teams Tuesday as their Lake Superior Conference match was postponed the host Spartans trailing 3-2.
Superior’s wins were at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Ashland won all three doubles matches.
Make-up plans will be announced at a later date.
The Spartan boys and girls managed to out distance the alumni runners in the annual SHS Alumni Cross Country Meet, which took place Tuesday at the Nemadji Golf Course.
The SHS boys managed a 21-34 victory as Evan Walpole won the race, Shane Holmes finished second, Mike Chevalier was fifth, Levi Felton sixth and Brandon Westmoreland seventh.
Sam Zurian, Eric Tunell rounded out the varsity in 11th and 12th places.
The alumni were led by volunteer assistant coach Neil Olson, third; Dave Hyopponen (fourth), Keith Thomson (eighth), Ricky Bobby (ninth) and Jack Donlope, 14th.
The SHS girls had an easier time as they carded a perfect scored of 15.
“In defense of the alumni, several team members were unable to attend,” SHS coach Dan Conway said. “The SHS coaching staff would like to thank all the alumni who took part and made this event a success.”
2010 SHS Alumni CC Meet
Evan Walpole, SHS; 2. Shane Holmes, SHS’ 3. Neil Olson, Alumni; 4. David Hyopponen, Alum; 5. Mike Chevalier, SHS; 6. Levi Felton, SHS; 7. Brandon Westmoreland, SHS; 8. Keith Thompson, SHS; 9. Rick Bobby, Alum; 10. Jonas Ryttie, Alum.
11. Sam Zurian, SHS; 12. Eric Tunell, SHS; 13. John Nowicki, SHS; 14. Jack Dunlope, Alum; 15. Bruce Bauer, Alum; 16. Chris Carey, SHS; 17. Dave DeLuca, SHS; 18. Seth Felton, SHS; 19, Marcus Olson, SHS; 20. Kevin Peterson, Alum; 21. Mason Stein, SHS; 22. Chris Evavold, Alum; 23. Chris Rochon, SHS; 24. Tom Naughton, SHS; 25. Pete Guski, SHS; 26. Zach Wohwend, Alum; 27. Troy Holmes, Alum.
1. Leah Holmes, SHS; 2. Natalie Kintop; 3. Alica Jensen, SHS; 4. Catie Albrecht, SHS; 5. Kali Krivinchuk; 6. Teri Thompson, SHS; 7. Megan Place, SHS; 8. Joanna Conkel, Alum; 9. Sabrina Schnell, SHS; 10. Johanna Bennis, SHS.
11. Chloe Kintop, SHS; 12. Marisa Foley, Alum; 13. Amelia Evavold, Alum; 14. Ingrid Johnson, Alum; 15. Jackie Polson, SHS; 16. Liz Deluca, Alum; 17. Renee Tunell; 18. Marissa Senn, SHS; 19. Katie Johnson, SHS; 20. Isabella Evavold, Alum; 21. Sophie Kinto, SHS; 22. Sara Thompson, SHS; 23. Karen Johnson, Alum; 24. Kari Holmes, Alum.