Owatonna soccer teams lost one-goal decisions on Tuesday. The boys dropping a 3-2 match at section rival Lakeville South. The OHS girls lost 4-3 to Prior Lake in their home opener at the Lincoln Soccer Complex.

In the boys game, a Kat Kountry 105 radio broadcast, the Huskies struck first as Ty Svenby converted a penalty kick about seven minutes into the contest. The Cougars leveled the game in the 13th minute on the first of three combos between Loic Mesanvi (two goals, one assist) and Garrett Johnson (one goal, two assists).

The score was tied at 1-1 at the half. South scored seven minutes into the second half and went up 3-1 with just under 29 minutes to go. Owatonna responded less than two minutes later.

The Huskies pushed the ball up the left flank. Sophomore Garrett Karsten rolled the ball past the keeper and just inside the post to pull Owatonna within 3-2, and that's where the scoring ended.

Keeper Nils Gantert made several highlight saves for the Huskies, who go to Albert Lea Friday, September 3.

The Owatonna girls got goals from Hillary Haarstad, Ezra Oien and Marlee Dutton. Goal keeper Auna Johnson kept the Huskies in the game. OHS hosts Albert Lea Thursday, September 2.

Owatonna girls tennis swept Albert Lea 7-0. The Owatonna cross country teams opened their season by winning the races at Austin Tuesday.

Volleyball scores
Tuesday, August 31
Eagan 3, Northfield 2
Eden Prairie 3, Faribault Bethlehem Academy 1
Goodhue 3, Blooming Prairie 0
Hayfield 3, Pine Island 0
Kenyon Wanamingo 3, Lake City 2
Mankato West 3, Winona 0
NRHEG 3, TCU 1
Red Wing 3, Mankato East 1
Rochester Mayo 3, Farmington 0

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