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Raider booters blank Old Abes

Hudson senior midfielder Ashley Iverson (9) and teammate Allie Beaver (8) celebrate after Beaver scored the first goal of the game early in the second half of the Raider girls' soccer team's 2-0 victory over Eau Claire Memorial Tuesday. Bob Burrows photo

Hudson's girls' soccer team solidified its hold on first place in the Big Rivers Conference by shutting out defending champion Eau Claire Memorial, 2-0, Tuesday night at Hudson's Middle School field.

Midfielder Katy Schulte assisted on both Raider goals and keeper Tessa Bakken stopped all seven shots she faced as Hudson improved to 5-1 in the BRC (7-1 overall).

Schulte sent a cross in front to Allie Beaver four minutes into the second half and Beaver one-timed the ball into the net to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. The score remained that way until the 75th minute when Paige Ommen beat Old Abe keeper Kelsey Franko with another assist from Schulte.

River Falls and Chippewa Falls both won Tuesday to stay one game back of the first place Raiders at 4-2. River Falls defeated Eau Claire North 3-2 while Chippewa Falls beat Menomonie 8-1.

Eau Claire North and Eau Claire Memorial are both 3-2-1 in conference play.

The Raiders will host Menomonie Thursday at 7 p.m. at the middle school. The Indians fell to 0-6 with their loss to Chippewa Falls Tuesday.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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