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Prep report: Second-half goals lift Proctor boys to victory

Proctor scored three goals in the second half and kept the area's highest-scoring team off the scoreboard until the final moments in a 3-1 win over Hermantown in high school boys soccer action Monday night at Proctor.

Ian Ecklund, Aaron Opoien and Wyatt Lindberg gave the Rails (5-5-3, 3-3-1 Lake Superior Conference) a 3-0 lead before Connor Kanuit netted his 24th goal of the season in the 78th minute.

Hermantown falls to 10-4 overall and 7-3 in the LSC, meaning Duluth Marshall can retain the conference title with a win today against Proctor.

Duluth East 2, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 1

Billy Renier broke a 1-1 tie in the second minute of the second half and give the Greyhounds the win at Public Schools Stadium.

East (9-3-2) is on a six-game unbeaten streak.


Hermantown 3, Carlton 0

The host Hawks lost only 25 total points en route to the nonconference victory.

  • Hermantown (15-4) had its 11-match winning streak snapped by Sebeka in the semifinals of the Virginia Invitational on Saturday. The Hawks beat Northeast Range in the third-place match, while Mound-Westonka downed Sebeka in the title match.

    Greenway 3, Duluth Denfeld 1

    Callie Orazem had a game-high 16 kills as the visiting Raiders rebounded from losing three of four matches over the weekend to beat the Hunters in a nonconference match.

    Greenway (15-4) lost three times in the Duluth East Invitational on Saturday, finishing in eighth place.

  • The host Greyhounds beat Esko and Hill-Murray in back-to-back 2-1 matches to win their own tournament. Elena Lushine had 37 kills and Sadie Kunst added 34 kills to lead East (14-3), which has won 10 straight heading into tonight's match at Esko. The Greyhounds ended a seven-match win streak for Esko (16-2) in the tournament semifinals.

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