The Mankato Free Press
---- — NORTH MANKATO — Hannah Fox scored a goal and assisted on three others on Tuesday to lead the Mankato West girls soccer team to a 5-0 Big Nine Conference victory over Faribault at Dakota Meadows.
Maddy Burandt scored two goals, and Sydney Malone and Aisha Abdo each had one. Abdo also assisted on a goal.
Fox assisted on a Burandt goal just 75 seconds into the match. In the eighth minute, it was 2-0 on an Abdo corner kick finished off by Malone. Fox and Burandt hooked up again later in the first half for a 3-0 lead at the break.
In the second half, Fox hit Abdo for a goal and later scored on a cross from McKenna Buisman. Goalkeeper Katie Lauer recorded her third shutout of the season.
West (5-4, 3-2 in Big Nine) will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rochester John Marshall.
West boys 9, Faribault 1: Jake Makela scored four goals and had two assists as the Scarlets won the Big Nine Conference game at Faribault.
Chris Cordova, Rolando Flores, Justin Leonard, Matt Ouren and Andrew Opsal each scored a goal for the Scarlets. Dillon Lambert added two assists, and goalkeeper Sam Farley recorded five saves. West outshot Faribault 17-6.
The Scarlets (6-3 3-2) host Rochester John Marshall Thursday at Dakota Meadows.
St. Peter girls 5, Loyola 1: The visiting Saints scored four unanswered goals in the second half to pull away to the victory on Good Counsel Hill.
Loyola's Aunikah Bastian scored first with 25:25 remaining in the opening frame. St. Peter tied it up just before halftime and then took control in the second half to get the win.
The Saints outshot the Crusaders 21-5. Kit Krmpotich made 16 saves in the losing effort.
Loyola (1-7-1) plays again Thursday at Worthington.
St Peter 3 boys, Loyola 0: The Saints shut out the Crusaders in a game played in St. Peter.
“We played one of the best games of the season, but could not get lucky,” Loyola coach Lee Miller said.
Loyola (0-7-1) will play Schaeffer Academy at home on Thursday.
Austin 2, East boys 0: Austin shut out Mankato East in a Big Nine Conference match in Austin.
The loss drops the Cougars to 5-2-3 (2-2-1 in Big Nine). They will host Owatonna on Thursday.