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DELANO — The Delano girls survived the first round of the Section 6A playoffs Tuesday night with a 2-0 home win over Mayer Lutheran.
The Tigers received two goals from Chloe Kuechle, one in each of the two halves.
Pressley Stoddard had an assist.
The pitch was tilted in Delano’s direction through the 80 minutes. The Tigers finished with 18 shots and four corner kicks, while the visiting Crusaders found just one shot.
The No. 7 ranked Tigers played at No. 2 Monticello Thursday night in the quarterfinals.
The other quarterfinal games Thursday had No. 3 Watertown-Mayer hosting No. 6 PACT, and No. 1 Orono hosting No. 8 Maranatha, and No. 4 Heritage Christian hosting No. 12 Willmar.
The semifinals are Saturday, Oct. 12. The section championship is Wednesday, Oct. 15.
DELANO — Her two goals in the playoff win over Mayer Lutheran continued a hot stretch for Delano senior Chloe Kuechle.
Prior to the postseason game, Kuechle scored two goals in a 2-1 win over Mound-Westonka Oct. 3 in the regular-season finale.
Goalkeeper Olivia Condon made three saves for the Tigers in the win.
Two of the shots Condon faced came off the foot of Megan Wanner.
Wanner gave the White Hawks a 1-0 lead in the first half.
Kuechle’s two goals came in the second half.
Mound-Westonka goalkeeper Makala Shelton made 12 saves.
HUTCHINSON — Delano knew Hutchinson quarterback Russell Corrigan would be a load to bring down, and the Tigers were correct.
Corrigan bulldozed his way to four touchdowns and 102 yards on 22 carries on the ground. That effort was plenty good, as the Hutchinson Tigers defeated the Delano Tigers 30-12 at Hutchinson High School.
“We had him and he would always get a couple more yards. We popped him a few times, but he also popped us a few times,” Delano senior lineman Spencer Poll said of Corrigan.
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MINNEAPOLIS — The team season came to an end Tuesday afternoon for the Delano girls tennis team.
The Tigers were edged 4-3 by Maple Grove in the Section 5AA tournament at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota.
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VICTORIA — Delano was the better team in the first set at Holy Family Tuesday night, winning it 25-18, but the Tigers could not keep up the momentum. Instead, the host Fire won an epic battle, 27-25, in the second set, and, then, claimed the final two sets for a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
The scores of the final two sets were both 25-17.
The Delano volleyball team is hosting Knock Out Night, a night the team uses in its fight against cancer, during their on-court battle with Annandale. Look for that result next week.
The final game of the regular season for Delano is Tuesday, Oct. 15, at home against New Prague.
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JORDAN — Delano ran without its top runner Tuesday at the Jordan Invitational at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, but the Tigers still stayed well into the top half of the pack.
Delano finished fourth out of 11 teams with 131 points.
New Prague won the meet with 69 points. Jordan (75) and Math and Science Academy followed in third place with 129 points.
With top runner Jack Balsiger watching from the sideline as he rested for the postseason meets, Austin Carlson took the lead role for the Tigers.
Carlson finished 14th with the time of 18:29.5.
Math and Science’s Harris Anderson finished well-ahead of the pack of runners, which also included the junior varsity and junior high. Anderson’s time was 17:29.9.
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