Delano/ Rockford sports notes

Rockford, Delano CC invites set to run

The 20-team Rockford invitational cross country meet is set for 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Shamrock Golf Course in Corcoran. The field includes Delano boys and girls.

Rockford and Delano also will be at the Norwood-Young America Invitational, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and at Delano’s Invitational, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Lake Rebecca Park.


Delano soccer

Gabby Cordes scored twice and Maureen Booth once when Delano’s girls soccer edged Watertown-Mayer 3-2. Goalie Kelsey Delisle made 11 saves.

Delisle stopped three breakaways in a 1-1 tie against Waconia. Cordes scored the Tiger goal. A strong defense was paced by Amanda Gielau, Booth, Amanda Keranen and Abbie Jo Madson.

The Tigers play at home against Chaska, 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and against Orono, 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

Boys soccer play the same teams at 5 p.m. The Tiger boys shut out Big Lake 4-0 when both Ryan Klatke and Max Ramsted netted two goals and Justin Elstad had two assists. Goalie Jason Deitweller made 18 saves.


Volleyball teams on short end

They both put up good fights, but Delano and Rockford volleyball teams came up short in matches last week.

Rockford lost 3-1 to St. Anthony to open the season. The team won 25-20, while losing close games of 28-26, 25-20 and 25-16.

In the 3-1 loss to Zimmerman, the Rockets again won 25-20 but lost 25-22, 25-21 and 25-23.

Delano lost 3-1 to section power Buffalo, each game contended to the end. The Tigers won 25-21, but lost 25-23, 25-21 and 25-18.

Shelby Seurer led with 17 kills, followed by Alex Wittinger with 11 and both Tori Hanson and Bria Barfnecht had 9. Dig leaders were Seurer and Hanson with 14 each and Brittni Heinonen had 11. Kristin Kreklow provided 38 set assists.

“Although we had a pretty balanced attack stat wise, we ended up having way too many hitting errors” said coach Rebecca Rue about the 21 team errors on kill attempts. “This was a reflection of our inconsistent passing. Serve receive and blocking are usually pretty consistent for us, but not in this match.”

Overall, it was a good sign that the teams will be competitive this season.


Rockford soccer

Rockford’s boys soccer improved to 3-1 with a 2-0 triumph over North Branch. Goals were scored by Jacob Vallodolid and Dylan Stetter. In the 2-1 loss to Southwest Christian, Vallodolid netted the Rocket goal.

The team is home to Mayer Lutheran, 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and to Providence Academy, 2 p.m. Sept. 7.

Girls soccer plays at home against Providence Academy at 4 p.m. Sept. 7. The team is 0-2 to start the season.

Delano tennis

The Delano tennis team has a busy week, starting with a home match against Glencoe-Silver Lake, 4:15 p.m. Sept. 5. The Tigers play at Eden Prairie, 4 p.m. Sept. 6, at the Andover triangular along with SPA, 9 a.m. Sept. 7 and at Annandale, 4:15 p.m. Sept. 10.

Delano shut out both Litchfield and Hutchinson 7-0 last week.

Winning at singles in both matches were Ginger Valentine, Katie Schleif, Kitren Bonine and Anna Schleper.

The different combinations at doubles included Cassy Finn with Tayler Hedtke and with Alex Schreyer, Hedtke with Jackie Damberg and Hayley Griffiths with Natalie Pupp.

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