Anna Mayer posted her second shutout in as many games, and Duluth East defeated Coon Rapids 2-0 in high school girls soccer action Tuesday at Ordean Stadium. Mayer, who blanked St. Francis in a 3-0 East win on Saturday, made six saves as the Greyhounds pushed their unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-2). Aubrie Guenther bent a corner kick early in the first half for East's first goal, and teammate Krysta Mielke scored later in the half. BOYS SOCCER Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2, Superior 1
BOYS SOCCER Duluth Marshall 0-2—2 Ashland 2-0—2 First half — 1. A, Riley Larson, 3rd minute; 2. A, Boden Bratley, 36th. Second half — 3. DM, Keelan Golat (Ben Wallerstein), 47th; 4. DM, Griffin Pichetti (Gaines Mejdrich), 73rd. Saves — Charlie Eginton, DM, 2; Maddux Baggs, DM, 2; Tyler Heino, A, 8. Grand Rapids 2-1—3 Mesabi East Area 0-0—0 First half — 1. Matt Rokala (Seamus Stanley), 1st; 2. David Chandler (Rokala), 28th.
Northland picked up a late goal Tuesday to force a 1-1 tie with St. Scholastica in UMAC play in Duluth. Asha Ritchie's shot to the far post in the 83rd minute beat Saints goalkeeper Roni Rudolph to tie the game and force a pair of scoreless overtime periods. Ritchie's shot was one of two to reach the Saints' net. Taylor Olson scored St. Scholastica's lone goal in the 18th minute after a scramble in front of the visitor's net. Megan Jordan made seven saves for Northland and Rudolph had the one for St. Scholastica.
Jon Bucklew scored 4:51 into the overtime period Tuesday to lift Wisconsin-Superior to a 2-1 victory over Crown in UMAC play in Superior. The Yellowjackets and Crown were tied at halftime 1-1. Superior's Blake Doyea scored in the game's seventh minute, but Crown's Ger Jones responded with a goal in the 19th minute. UWS dominated the match despite needing overtime to get the win, with 28 shot attempts and 11 shots on goal. Crown had two shot attempts, both of which landed on goal. Dalton Von Kaenel finished with one save for Superior in goal.
Wisconsin-Superior used a pair of goals in each half to score a 4-0 victory over Crown in UMAC play Tuesday in Superior. Chloe Schmaltz opened the scoring in the 36th minute and Sarah Fjeran of Duluth made it 2-0 less than a minute before halftime. The Yellowjackets struck early and often in the second with Hailey Kontny of Superior making it 3-0 just past the two-minute mark of the second and Britt Zieroth out of Proctor adding another goal in the game's 54th minute.
Sixth-ranked Minnesota Duluth cruised to victory over St. Cloud State with a 25-10, 25-9, 25-19 victory in NSIC play Tuesday at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs (10-1 overall, 3-0 NSIC) with 17 kills. Makenzie Morgen and Sarah Kelly each had 12 kills. Abby Thor led a strong Bulldog effort at the net with five blocks while Emily Torve had team highs of 43 set assists and 12 digs. UMD still has two more matches this week, both of which are at home. Wayne State visits at 6 p.m. Friday and Augustana comes to Duluth at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Juan Ochoa scored on two of the six shots he put on goal Tuesday to lead St. Scholastica to a 6-0 victory over Northland in UMAC play in Duluth. The Saints, who scored three in each half, put a total of 29 shots on goal compared to the zero Northland put up. Shot attempts were 44-3 in favor of the Saints. CSS goalie Sandy Davidson-Hunt was credited with a shutout without having to stop a shot. Luke Buckton, Ethan Kiffmeyer, Noah Hooey of Hermantown and Darby Henderson of Duluth also scored for the Saints with Buckton assisting on three scores.
A segment of Haines Road will be closed temporarily beginning Thursday, the St. Louis County Public Works Department announced. The road will be closed between Arrowhead Road and U.S. Highway 53 while construction and work on the traffic signal at Haines and Arrowhead roads takes place. The closure is expected to last two weeks. The work is part of a $2 million project to improve traffic flow and safety along Arrowhead Road. The entire project is expected to be completed by late October.
Roundtable discussions on regional health care needs will take place in Duluth and Ely on Monday. In Duluth, the event will take place at 8 a.m. in Room 303 of City Hall. In Ely, it will be at 2 p.m. in the second-floor City Council chambers, 209 Chapman St. Both will be led by state Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick and involve several local experts and political figures, including Dr. David Herman, Essentia Health CEO, in Duluth, and John Fossum, Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital CEO, in Ely. The discussions are open to the public.
Duluth police reported that they are continuing to investigate a report of a sexual assault of a boy in the Woodland neighborhood, but there wasn’t an update in the case as of Tuesday. Police said they received a report Sept. 10 about the incident, with the suspect described as a white male with a crewcut or shaved head, wearing blue pants and riding a light green bike, possibly a mountain bike. The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911.