Up against No. 2 seed Winona Cotter in the second round of the Section 1A playoffs, the PIZM girls’ soccer team was outmatched all game long, losing 11-0 and ending the Wildcats season.
Cotter scored seven goals in the first half to put the game well out of reach before the second 40 minutes began. Just for good measure, Cotter added another four goals in the second half as well.
Jordan Weber made 10 saves on 21 shot attempts. Olivia Gardner scored five goals for Cotter.
PIZM ends its season with an 8-4-1 record.
PIZM advances on shootout
The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' soccer team won their first-round Section 1A playoff game in dramatic fashion Monday, as a penalty-kick shootout was needed to determine a winner. The Wildcats buried one more ball in the back of the net in the shootout, and defeated Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 2-1.
P-E-M took the lead first, holding a 1-0 lead through the first half. Ave' Waldo scored a goal for PIZM in the second half to tie the game at 1-1. Katrina Sortland assisted on the goal. The score would remain the same for the remainder of timed play before a shootout was instituted.
Starting in goal for PIZM was Weber, who made 14 saves on the night — her highest save total on the season.
Lake City's season ends with first-round loss
Coming into the Section 1A girls' soccer tournament as the 11th seed, Lake City had a tall mountain to climb to make a deep run. That mountain proved too tall to climb and their run was short as they fell in the first round to No. 6 seed Stewartville on Monday, 3-0.
Lake City was in the thick of things throughout the first half — trailing by only one goal, 1-0. In the second half, however, Stewartville added a pair of goals to cushion their lead. The three-goal lead would hold until the final whistle.
McKenna Goihl-Krier started in net for Lake City and made 15 saves on 18 attempts.
Lake City ends its season at 4-8. The Tigers scored 22 goals in their wins and only one goal in their losses — getting shut out seven times.
Cannon Falls shut out in section playoffs
Placed in the Section 2A girls' soccer tournament, Cannon Falls was up against competition it wasn't entirely familiar with. Earning the 13th seed only made that challenge larger and the Bombers were downed in the first round by Holy Family Catholic, 9-0.
Cannon Falls gave up five goals in the first half and four in the second. Individual statistics were unavailable.
Cannon Falls ends its season with a 3-9 record. Two of the Bombers' wins came against Triton/K-W/Hayfield, while the other came against Schaeffer Academy.