After a season-opening 13-4 loss at home to section opponent Farmington, the Owatonna girls lacrosse team beat Washburn on Saturday in overtime 9-8.

Kenna West tied the game with a half-minute remaining in regulation and Cassandra Bremer scored the winner in overtime.

First-year head coach Dan Paur told KRFO that the Huskies spent too much time in their defensive zone in Friday's loss to a "really good" Farmington team that has a number of upperclassmen who have played together for a while. Paur said the Huskies had too many turnovers and needed a better transition game. The Tigers were section runner-up behind Lakeville South in 2016. OHS goes to the Cougars on Tuesday, April 18, for a 6PM game.

Owatonna's girls will play back-to-back home games Friday and Saturday at the high school, according to the Big Nine website schedule. Friday the Huskies host Northfield at 5:45PM and Saturday they entertain Rochester Mayo at 7:15PM. OHS is the defending Big Nine champ.

The Owatonna boys lost their season opener Friday 14-6 at Farmington. Coach Scott Seykora says the game was tied at 3-3 late in the first half when the Tigers went on an extended man-up advantage and scored several goals for a lead the Huskies couldn't come back from.

The conference schedule shows OHS has two more road games before playing at home. Friday the Huskies go to defending conference champ Northfield for a 6PM start. Seykora hopes Owatonna can contend for the conference crown this spring. Saturday OHS is at Rochester Mayo at 7:30PM then plays at home Monday, April 24, against Mankato at 6:30PM.

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