Northfield shut out the Red Wing girls' soccer team 3-0 on Thursday.

Holding a 1-0 lead after a first-half goal, the Raiders struck midway through the second half. The Raiders scored on two corner kicks, one in the 60th minute and the next in the 61st minute.

The Wingers fired six shots, but couldn't find the back of the net.

"Camille DeSutter pushed the pace for us in the midfield and was a huge piece in the opportunities we managed," Red Wing head coach Taylor Becker said. Becker also praised defenders Ella Ponto, Ellie Guse and Izzy Schafer for their play with Lily Befort out.

Winger goalkeeper Tori Senty made 15 saves.

Red Wing next plays in an invitational in Lake City on Saturday, then returns home to face Byron on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.


In the first 5-minute period of overtime Red Wing had numerous chances to score, but couldn't get behind the back line of PIZM defenders. In 4th minute of the second period, freshman Winger Lillie Sonju got just enough space away from the Wildcat defenders and found the back of the net.

The Wingers thwarted a last ditch effort by the Wildcats - which included a shot that went just wide to the right - and Sonju's goal gave the Wingers a 2-1 win Tuesday night.

"(Sonju) is a good little forward for us," Winger Cadence Thorson said. "She's quick and has really good shots."

Neither team was able to score in the first half as each team had little scoring chances. In the second half, Thorson broke the scoreless tie.

Thorson slipped behind the Wildcat defenders up the middle and received a pass from Sonju about 10 yards from the goal. Thorson settled the ball and made no mistake, scoring in the 22nd minute of the second.

"I've hit the posts a lot, which is really frustrating," said Thorson, who had a hard shot ring off the crossbar in the first half. "Every time we get the ball from the outside to the middle, that's when we are more successful."

Kiley House, who had the Wildcats' best scoring chance of the first half, scored for the Wildcats scored six minutes after Thorson's goal to quickly tie the game at 1-1.

The game remained tied until Sonju's goal in overtime.

Walking off with the first win of the year gave the Wingers a boost of confidence having outlasted the Wildcats and their quick moving defenders.

Thorson said the the Wildcats defense made it tough to get any open space, but once her team started connecting on passes it opened up some more chances.

Not on the scoring sheet, but certainly a noticeable player on the field, was Winger Sydney Rahn. The junior defender made several plays in the middle and right side of the field. Rahn pressured the Wildcat forwards and more than a handful of times, stole a loose ball and carried through midfield.

Described as a "workhorse" after the game, head coach Taylor Becker said Rahn's play and hustle might lead to her playing multiple positions throughout the course of a game.

Becker said Rahn likely will start at defense, but move to midfielder if the situation calls for it.