Des Moines Roosevelt 3, Mason City 2
The Mason City boys soccer team opened its season Tuesday with a 3-2 defeat at ninth-ranked (3A) Des Moines Roosevelt.
Joey Daud and Isaac Fettkether each scored a goal for the Mohawks while Jeffrey Skogen and Eddie Lara each tallied an assist. Thomas Kadera had 11 saves in goal for the Mohawks.
"This was an excellent first match against a ranked opponent," Mason City coach Bryan DeGabriele. "Hopefully we can build on this game as the weather gets better."
Ankeny 6, Mason City 5
ANKENY — Mason City dropped three of the four tiebreakers it played in Tuesday night as it dropped a close loss vs. Ankeny, 6-5. It was Mason City’s first time playing outdoors, practice or competition, this season.
“I think we let one get away,” Mason City coach Jim Cornick said. “We just have to keep our intensity … we just have to stay intense and finish things of.”
Bailey VanDusseldorp, Peyton Carpenter and Eden Lewerke each won their singles matches for the Mohawks, and Mason City added wins in double from VanDusseldorp and Carpenter, and Grace Henrich and Lauren Andrews.
Mason City (0-1) is at Marshalltown on Thursday.
Johnston 182, Mason City 222
With four of the top five individual scores, Johnston was able to handle Mason City in a 182-222 victory on Tuesday.
Mason City’s Thea Lunning was runner-up medalist with a 46. Sophie Lunning tied for seventh with a 54 and Erika Sloan was ninth with a 58.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Mohawks turn in quality performances at Urbandale
URBANDALE — The Mason City girls track and field team put forth a solid effort Tuesday night in a meet at Urbandale.
Piper Watson took second in the high jump (5-feet), Emma Davison was second in the 5:04.79, and Grace Tobin finished second in the shot put (34-6). Also, the sprint medley team of Odeline Daugherty, Lizzy Quintero, Tobin and Davison placed third in 1:58.99.
Additionally, Hannah Thomas finished fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:11.67) and Carly Seeck was fourth in the discus (94-8).
“Hannah's race in the 400 hurdles really stood out as she ran aggressively on a windy, cool evening,” Mason City coach Jim Lee said. “The state meet cutoff has consistently been around 1:10 every year so she is progressing nicely to dip below that mark by the time we get to districts.”