Owatonna's volleyball team got off to a slow start at Rochester Century Tuesday night but battled close in the final three sets of a 3-1 loss in a match heard on Kat Kountry 105 FM. The Panthers won 25-14, 25-27, 25-23, 25-21. The Huskies put together big rallies in the second and third sets.

After scoring the first two points to open the night, Owatonna gave up an 11-1 run and couldn't get much traction for a comeback. Century had seven aces in the opening set and 16 on the night.

Century zipped ahead 11-5 in the second set. The Huskies stormed back to tied the game at 15-15 and the teams traded points until the Huskies prevailed. Emily Hagen had six of her 11 kills in that set as well as three ace serves. Hagen was named the TPS Insurance Player of the Game.

The Huskies trailed 18-9 in the third set when Hagen put together a long service run that started a 13-3 run that briefly gave Owatonna the lead. Brynn Butler had four kills in the set.

The fourth set stayed close throughout. Kaitlyn Madole has about ten kills on the night, spread evenly through the match. Owatonna (2-12, 0-3 Big Nine) hosts Mankato East Thursday night on OwatonnaLive.com. Century (3-3, 2-1) was led by Ashlyn Meincke who had about  dozen kills. Paige Decker and Megan Lund had four aces apiece.

OHS girls soccer blanked Red Wing 7-0. Grace Wolfe had two goals and an assist. Ela Breuer, Abby Vetsch, Anna Herzog, Ari Shornock and Tatum Walkingstick all added tallies. Asia Buryska had a pair of assists. The Huskies go to Mayo Thursday.

The Owatonna boys soccer squad won 6-0 at Red Wing Tuesday. Aaron Bangs scored twice. Zach Kirsh had a goal and three assists. Seth Brewer had a goal and a helper. OHS hosts Mayo Thursday.

Owatonna girls tennis swept Red Wing 7-0 in a makeup match. OHS improved to 11-5 overall and 7-2 in the Big Nine.

The OHS cross country teams each placed second at the Mayo Invite that was made up after last week's heavy rain. Owatonna's girls swimming and diving team opened their home schedule on Tuesday.