MARSHALL-The Marshall soccer team put together a complete game on Tuesday night on their home field, getting its first win of the season, defeating Fairmont 4-1 at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center.
"It's a big win for us," said Marshall head coach Andrew Larson. "We're pretty pumped about it."
The Cardinals struck first, scoring in the first 10 minutes, but the Tigers (1-7) came back to tie it in the 17th minute when Megan Vogl scored her second goal of the year off a Sam Duran assist.
Duran gave Marshall the lead in the 31st minute on a Nestar Pedroza assist and the Tigers never looked back.
"We're coming together at the right time of the year," Larson said. "We just needed to boost our confidence."
Marshall added to its lead in the second half with Duran scoring his second goal of the game unassisted in the 13th minute of the half.
Pedroza netted the final Tiger goal off a Bryce Johnson assist to seal the win in the 25th minute.
"We've been so close and in so many games that it feels like we weren't able to catch a break," Larson said. "Finally we broke through and we're doing all the things we need to be doing."
Marshall will finish its three-game home stand on Thursday when they play host to Worthington at Mattke Field.
"It's always a rivalry game," Larson said.
Fairmont1 0 - 1
Marshall2 2 - 4
F-Brock Johnson, 9th minute
M-Megan Vogl (Sam Duran assist), 17th minute
M-Duran (Nestar Pedroza assist), 31st minute
M-Duran, 13th minute
M-Pedroza (Bryce Johnson assist), 25th minute
Redwood Valley 5, Marshall 2
REDWOOD FALLS - The Marshall girls tennis team scored solid wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles but fell to Redwood Valley 5-2 in Redwood Falls on Tuesday.
Jenna Gannott defeated Ahnna Maleck at No. 1 singles, winning in two sets 6-4 and 6-1.
Meghan Naughton defeated Jillian Read at No. 4 singles by an identical 6-4, 6-1 score for Marshall's second win.
The Tigers fell at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and the Cardinals swept all three doubles matches for the win.
Marshall will be in action again next Monday when they travel to Willmar.
No. 1-Jenna Gannott (M) def. Ahnna Maleck 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2-Alyssa Lueck (RV) def. Tori St. Aubin 6-0, 6-3.
No. 3-Carli Grannes (RV) def. Crista Schultze 6-1, 6-1.
No. 4-Meghann Naughton (M) def. Jillian Read 6-4, 6-1.
No. 1-Abby Einck/Kenzie Jeseritz (RV) def. Brittany Soupir/Rachel Landmark 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2-Rhylee Schmidt/Tori Jeseritz (RV) def. Cheyenne DeMuth/Rafaella Holouka 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3-Kenzie Manthei/Kylie Doering (RV) def. Linnea Bader/Sara Schroeder 6-1, 6-2.
Montevideo 4, Yellow Medicine East 3
The Yellow Medicine East tennis team came up short in its 4-3 loss to Montevideo onn Tuesday.
Despite sweeping in its doubles matches, the Sting were unable to secure the victory. Danielle Clarke was the sole singles champion defeating her opponent 7-5, 3-6 and 6-4.
No. 1Danielle Clarke (YME) def. Kailey Maroney 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
No. 2Morgan Reidinger (MON) def. Ann Clarke 6-3, 6-2.
No. 3Ashley Hoehne (MON) def. Haley Spielman 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4Tina Lipinski (MON) def. Nikki Musselmon 6-2, 6-4.
No. 1Jordan Trotter/Jordan Glad (YME) def. Macy Peters/Nikki Erickson 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2Britanna Raddatz/Sandy Bartels (YME) def. Jessa Kack/MiKaela Erickson 6-0, 6-4.
No. 3Stephanie Bartels/Mariah Norell (YME) def. Avery Koosman/Natasha Smith 6-3, 6-1.