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La Crescent’s Maddie Danielson (9) turns away from Caledonia’s Kerrigan Scanlan (2) while trying to set up a shot on goal in the first half of Tuesday’s MSHSL section playoff game.

LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Freshman forward Amanda Iverson scored two goals and led the La Crescent High School girls soccer team to a 2-0 win over Caledonia in the first round of the MSHSL Section 1A playoffs on Tuesday.

“Sometimes you just have to find a way to win, and we had a lot of good opportunities tonight,” La Crescent (12-4-1) coach Ed Hoskin said. “We had a lot of good saves, and we just had to be patient and get that first goal.”

Iverson started the scoring just before halftime, finding the back of the net in the 44th minute with an assist from Lindsey Nelson. Iverson scored again in the 66th minute on an assist from Breigh Bierman. Iverson has 21 goals this season.

Third-seeded La Crescent hosts sixth-seeded Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday.



Holmen 6, Logan 2

HOLMEN — The Vikings (13-2-3, 10-0-3) extended their lead on top of the MVC thanks in part to a hat trick from Matt Estelien.

Estelien netted half of Holmen’s goals with two in the first half and one in the second. Jackson Lutz recorded five saves for the Vikings. Eli Szymanski recorded a goal in each half for Logan.

MSHSL 1A Playoffs

La Crescent 6, Winona Cotter 0

LA CRESCENT — Constant rain and bad field conditions didn’t stop the fifth-seeded Lancers (12-4-1) as they scored six goals in the first 25 minutes to beat Winona Cotter (7-9-1) before play was suspended in the 65th minute.

The Lancers took an early lead after Alex Boudreau scored a goal in the eighth minute with an assist from Josh Waegel. Waegel scored in the 13th minute with an assist from Tanner Corcoran, followed immediately by another Corcoran assist to Isaac Peterson for another goal.

Scoring was finalized by the Lancers in the 25th minute after Russell Drye found the net thanks to an assist from John Benefiel.

The Lancers will host 13th-seeded Bryon, which upset fourth-seeded Stewartville 1-0, at 5 p.m. Thursday.


Central 1, Onalaska 0

Cyrus Adams scored off an assist from Ryan Brumm in the 78th minutes to lift the Red Raiders (4-12, 4-9) over the Hilltoppers (6-4-3) at Fields for Kids.


Coulee Christian 2, Adams-Friendship 2

ADAMS, Wis. — The Eagles (12-6-5) broke even with Adams-Friendship with an unassisted goal from Jim Heberlein in the 46th minute and a goal from Caleb Pemberton in the 89th minute.

Jordan Wilkens recorded Coulee’s lone assist.



Holmen 3, Logan 1

HOLMEN — The Vikings kept their MVC title hopes alive by defeating the Rangers 25-13, 25-12, 21-25, 25-13 and moving into a tie for first place..

The Vikings (9-2) entered Tuesday one game behind first-place Aquinas, which lost to Tomah.

Kenzie Winker had 16 kills and three aces while Sam Millard recorded 19 assists and five aces to lead the Vikings attack.

Marissa Kleman had eight kills, while Kilee Witzke had 11 digs to lead Logan (2-9).

Tomah 3, Aquinas 1

TOMAH — The Timberwolves have had an up-and-down season, but they shook up the conference by beating the Blugolds 25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20.

Aquinas beat the Timberwolves in five sets when they played earlier this season. But Tomah claimed it still took some confidence from that loss into Tuesday’s match.

“The last time we played Aquinas we played five games,” Tomah coach Sarah Walters said. “They were ready to win tonight. The confidence was there, and it was just really nice to see them play together.”

Reis Derousseau had 20 kills and 11 digs while Savannah Murphy recorded 16 kills to lead the Tomah attack. The Timberwolves’ front line made the difference.

“We had a huge game from our front row,” Walters said. “Our blocks were where they needed to be and they worked well with our defense. Maddy Brey did a great job of passing the ball. Lexi Donarski hits the line a lot and we knew that. We just kept pushing and we didn’t fall back on our heels.”

Lexi Donarski tallied 11 kills, while Claire Dolan had 30 assists to lead Aquinas (9-2).


Black River Falls 3, Westby 2

WESTBY — The Tigers (21-8, 9-2) had a fifth set comeback to overpower Westby 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 18-25, 15-7.

Black River Falls was led by Sam Blackdeer with 17 assists. Ashley Overlien boasted 19 assists while Channing Manske totalled 27 digs.

Michaela Grabowski led the attack for Westby with 13 kills and five blocks. Kiarra Keenlance tallied 22 assists, while Jayda Barra added 24 digs.

West Salem 3, G-E-T 1

GALESVILLE — Melanie Wiegel had nine kills, Sam Olson 18 digs and Brooke Bentzen 40 assists for the first-place Panthers in a 25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20 win. Sophie Severson had eight kills, Jordan Hein 26 assists and Molly Schmitz 23 digs for the Red Hawks.


O/H/A 87, La Crosse co-op 82

Claire Hale won the 50-yard freestyle (26.16) and the 200 freestyle (2:11.34) to help lead O/H/A (4-1).

Eva Marchiando won the 500 free (5:49.55), while Jess Erdmann won the 100 breastroke (1:20.33) for O/H/A.

Sophie Baggett won the 200 freestyle (2:11.34) and the 100 freestyle (58.54) for La Crosse (7-4).

Baggett was also part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team with Emma Gerke, Grace Gerke, and Lauren Lansing (1:49.23).



Colten Bartholomew is a reporter and columnist for River Valley Media Group. Colten is the college sports coordinator for the La Crosse Tribune.