The Superior High School girls golf team picked up a pair of wins Thursday at Cumberland.
The Spartans carded a team score of 218, compared to Barron’s 222 and Cumberland’s 226.
“The three seniors, Lauren Raboin, Kacy Larson, and Bridget Beyer, played solid golf to lead us to a couple of important victories,” SHS coach Ed Willie said. “Kacy got over an recent illness to have her best ball-striking round of the year. She was so solid and steady.
“Lauren's birdie on the last hole also helped as it was a tight match.”
The Spartans will take a 10-4 Heart O’ North Conference record into their final match of the season Monday, Sept. 17 against Northwestern at Botten’s Green Acres in Lake Nebagamon.
The HON Conference meet is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Nemadji Golf Course.
The Spartans won the opening game (25-23), but the visiting Duluth Denfeld Hunter won the next three (25-12, 25-20, 25-23), for a 3-1 victory Thursday, Sept. 13 in the SHS gym.
Superior got 23 set assists and 13 digs from Autumn Siers; 18 digs from Chloe Wilson; 18 digs and 16 kills from Caleigh Jensen; 36 digs from Hannah Hughes; and 12 digs from Payton Schuster.
Denfeld was led by Caitlin Schneeweis’ 16 kills, eight digs and two ace serves. Bella Larson added 14 digs; Ashley Larson had 12 kills; Jordan Maas had 38 set assists; and Sadie Kidd added six kills and three blocks.
Superior plays at Hermantown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
After opening the season with six straight wins, including five shutouts, the Spartans have found themselves on losing end of back-to-back shutouts.
Superior lost for the first time this season 7-0 to Duluth Denfeld Thursday, Sept. 13 at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex, then fell to Duluth Marshall 3-0 Saturday, Sept. 15 at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth.
Maison Oliver scored three of Denfeld’s goals; Jon Faynik scored twice; and Peter Foldesi and Xavier Decker each scored once.
Eric Gibson had four saves for Denfeld (6-1) and Cal Berti stopped 15 shots for the Spartans, who played a man short for 75 minutes due to an ejection (red card) on a defender.
Keelan Golat, Peyton Marshak and Popo Perrault scored Marshall’s goals.
Cal Berti finished with seven saves
Superior (6-2) hosts Cloquet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Duluth Denfeld 3-4--7
First half -- 1. Maison Oliver (Jon Faynik) 4:00 2. Faynik (Jacob Johnson) 10:00 3. Faynik (Johnson) 37:00
Second half -- 4. Oliver (Keegan Chastey) 48:00 5. Oliver (Chastey) 60:00 6. Peter Foldesi (Faynik) 62:00 7. Xavier Decker (Parker Chastey) 69:00
Saves -- Eric Gibson, DD, 4; Cal Berti, SHS, 15.
Superior 0 0 -- 0
Duluth Marshall 0 3 -- 3
First half -- No scoring.
Second half -- 1. Keelan Golat (Peyton Marshak), 52:00; 2. Marshak (Bee Tran), 53:00; 3. Popo Perrault (Griff Pichetti), 62:00.
Saves -- Charlie Eginton, DM 2. Cal Berti, SHS, 7.