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Prep report: Korby double lifts Eskomos over Hilltoppers

All four of the Eskomos' wins this season have been shutouts.

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Ava Korby of Esko closes in for one of her two goals during Thursday's game at Esko against Duluth Marshall.
Amy Arntson / For the Pine Journal
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ESKO — A pair of goals from Ava Korby helped Esko girls soccer claim its third shutout victory in eight days, a 4-0 home blanking of Duluth Marshall on Thursday.

Abrianna Madill and Jordyn Ranta also found the back of the net for the Eskomos (4-1), while goalkeeper Hannah Roemer made two saves.

Since suffering their lone loss of the season to Cloquet-Carlton on Aug. 30, Esko has outscored its opponents by a combined total of 17-0 in shutout wins over Hibbing, Princeton and the Hilltoppers.

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Esko freshman Britta Koski dribbles near Duluth Marshall defender Kierstyn Dee during Thursday's girls soccer match at Esko.

Cloquet-Carlton 3, Bemidji 0

The Cloquet-Carlton Lumberjacks earned their fifth consecutive victory on Thursday, getting goals from Alexa Snesrud, Sarah Turner and Macie Majerle to blank the Bemidji Lumberjacks.

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Snesrud scored from close range in the 11th minute before Turner scored from Macava Smith's assist with 12 seconds left in the first half.

BOYS SOCCER

Duluth Marshall 9, Two Harbors 0

The Hilltoppers' Denzel Majwega completed a hat trick in seven minutes as Marshall rolled to a road victory. Majwega finished with four goals and Bowen Linville had two goals and two assists.

Duluth Denfeld 2, Grand Rapids 1

Gus Haugen scored both goals, separated by barely a minute late in the first half, for the Hunters, who had to hold off a late goal from Rapids' Grant Chandler to win on the road.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, Hermantown 1

A pair of Jordan Aultman goals put the Lumberjacks in front, the first coming in the first half and the second just after the break. Nathan Hill cut the deficit in half for the Hawks, but Ben Schramm gave C-E-C necessary insurance four minutes later.

Walker Marquardt made eight saves for the winners, while Sterling Trok stopped nine shots for Hermantown.

Superior 4, Proctor 1

Darrel James notched a hat trick for the Spartans.

VOLLEYBALL

Hermantown 3, Proctor 0

Elle Jokinen's 16 kills helped the Hawks sweep the Rails in Lake Superior Conference play. Emilie Rish added a team-best 14 digs to go with nine kills and three aces.

The Rails got 15 kills from Ella Walker and nine kills and nine digs from Hope Carlson.

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Barnum 3, Two Harbors 1

Aili Lund racked up 15 kills as the Bombers won in four sets at home in Lake Superior Conference play. Two Barnum players patrolled the back row, with Ava Moors collecting 21 digs to go with her eight kills and Naomi Poirier finishing with 23 digs.

For the Agates, Rachel Bopp posted nine kills.

Superior 3, Duluth Marshall 0

Eight kills apiece from Mahlea Walters and Tarah Yliniemi helped the Spartans take a dominant victory. Carlie Lohman posted 15 assists.

GOLF

Northwestern Invitational

Superior finished second in a field of 13 teams on Thursday in the Northwestern Invitational at Hidden Greens North in Solon Springs.

Hayward (377) won by a wide margin, 34 shots better than the Spartans.

Autumn Cooper (seventh) was Superior's top individual, shooting 96 for 18 holes, while Brynn Johnson was eighth overall with a 98.

PREP SCOREBOARD
BOYS SOCCER
Duluth Marshall 9, Two Harbors 0
Duluth Denfeld 2, Grand Rapids 1
Duluth East 4, Bemidji 0
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, Hermantown 1
Hibbing/Chisholm 1, Mesabi East 0
GIRLS SOCCER
Esko 4, Duluth Marshall 0
Cloquet-Carlton 3, Bemidji 0
Hermantown 3, Hibbing/Chisholm 1
GIRLS SWIMMING
Rock Ridge 113, Superior 73
Mesabi East 93, Northeast Range/Ely 61
GIRLS TENNIS
Hibbing 7, Duluth Denfeld 0
VOLLEYBALL
Floodwood def. Carlton 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22)
Hermantown def. Proctor 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-18)
Barnum def. Two Harbors 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-13)
Ely def. Cherry 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-16)
South Ridge def. Cook County 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-8)
Grand Rapids def. Duluth Denfeld 3-0
Superior def. Duluth Marshall 3-0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-11)

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