The Big Lake girls soccer team beat Chisago Lakes, 1-0 on the road Tuesday. It was the fourth win of the season for the Hornets.
The game was scoreless in the first half, with Chisago Lakes controlling the ball for a good part of the period. But Rylie Sternquist scored after the break with an assist by Lexi Moen, and that was all the Hornets needed for the win.
Kadyn Dilger had another outstanding game in net. The goalkeeper turned away all 16 shots by the Wildcats to pick up her fourth shutout of the season.
Last Saturday, the Hornets lost a close game to Heritage Christian Academy, 1-0.
In a close-fought defensive game, Big Lake managed just three shots on goal.
The Eagles got a second half goal to take the lead and held on for the win.
Dilger had seven saves for the Hornets.
Last Thursday the Hornets picked up their third win of the season with a 2-0 shutout of North Branch.
After a scoreless first half, Big Lake took control. Rylie Sternquist and Savannah Baker each scored goals and Dilger kept the Vikings from getting on the board. She finished with six saves.
Moen and Kacie Jacob each had an assist.
Last Monday the Hornets were beaten by Monticello, 5-0 at Monticello.
The 8-1 Magic were held scoreless by Big Lake in the first half but exploded for five goals after the break. Monticello controlled play throughout the game and continuously pressured the Hornets. Dilger turned away 21 of 26 shots in the game.
The previous Thursday, Big Lake lost another close game, 1-0 to St. Francis.
Again, the Hornets played well defensively and kept the 10-2 Saints off the scoreboard in the first half.
A second half goal by St. Francis was the only scoring in the game, and it was the second loss of the season for the Hornets.
Dilger had another outstanding performance in net with 15 saves.
The Hornets are 4-3-1 on the season. They played at Becker Thursday and St. Cloud Apollo Saturday, results to follow next week. They visit Zimmerman Monday and Princeton on Thursday.