The Lake City boys' soccer team started the fall season off on the right foot. Specifically the foot of Tanner Laska, who scored two goals for the Tigers in their 3-1 win over Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday.
Lake City was knotted up in a 1-1 tie with the Komets in the first half but after a goal by Jon Harvey, assisted by Owen Meyers, the Tigers regained the lead. The second goal by Laska, assisted by Aidan Palmer, provided Lake City with extra cushion in the waning minutes of the game.
In goal for Lake City, Marco Lopez made seven stops on eight shots.
Lake City will have its home opener on Monday, Aug. 31, against Triton/Kenyon-Wanamingo/Hayfield.
Cannon Falls 5, Stewartville 1
Cannon Falls, originally scheduled to host Stewartville on Thursday, ended up pushing the game's start time back a couple hours and traveling to Stewartville to avoid some of the area's hottest temperatures. The Bombers appeared unfazed by the time and location shift en route to a 5-1 victory.
Scoring goals for the Bombers were Michael Fimmen with two goals, Jed Isaacson and Hayden Otto. Sophomore Jack Freeberg also scored a goal in his first varsity game.
Cannon Falls will travel to Byron for their next game on Monday, Aug. 31.
PIZM 1, Lourdes 1
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa settled for a draw in their season opener, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. The Wildcats peppered Lourdes with 19 shots on goal, with only one finding the back of the net.
Benjamin Grogg scored the lone goal for PIZM in the first half before Lourdes responded in the second half to force the draw.
Wildcats keeper Corey Peters stopped 6-of-7 shots on goal.
PIZM is set to host their first game of the year on Monday, Aug. 31 against Kasson-Mantorville.