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Weeding nets 11 ace serves

Junior Jordan Weeding dominated at the serving line in leading Rockford to a 3-0 volleyball victory over Fridley last week. She had 11 ace serves along with 12 digs and five kills.

Jaclyn Bagaason provided 19 set assists. Ellen Paatela led with six kills and both Emily Eberspacher and Nichole Friedlein had eight digs.

The next home game is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 against Kimball Area. The team plays at the Mound-Westonka tournament, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.


Rocket girls soccer offense

takes off

After scoring three goals combined in three girls soccer games, Rockford exploded for nine goals in the 9-1 win over Spectrum last week.

The team improved to 2-1-1 after the 1-1 tie against Southwest Christian. Julia Trandahl netted the lone goal and goalie Rachel Clem made 12 saves.

Abby Botten led the charge against Spectrum with three goals, while Brianna Gall added two goals and one assist.

Other goals were netted by Amanda Thingvold, Hope Achtelik, Carlie Nesenson, KaLeigh Lentsch-Dwinell. Brianna Calder and Marie Jakubowski both added two assists.

Rockford has 7 p.m. home games set against Princeton Monday, Sept. 10 and Mayer Lutheran Thursday, Sept. 13.


Rockford CC invite set

The 25-team Rockford Invitational cross country meet starts at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Shamrock Golf Course.

The following Thursday, the Rockets will enter the Delano Invite, 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lake Rebecca Park in Rockford.

Rockford’s boys placed eighth at the Maple Lake Invitational last Friday. Sophomore Nick Klonne was 10th, followed by sophomore Drew Haften (26) and junior Austin Achtelik (33).

The girls did not have enough varsity runners to earn a team score. Senior Lydia Buffie (34) led the way along with senior Sarah Evans (50).