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Sports Notebook for September 1

There were several firsts amongst the local athletic teams on Tuesday, as the Woodbury girls soccer team netted its initial home win of 2010 while the New Life Academy boys soccer squad logged a victory in its primary contest of the autumn and the East Ridge girls tennis team recorded its inaugural shutout of its campaign.

WHS Girls Soccer

Woodbury improved to 2-1 on the season with a 3-1 victory against visiting Eagan in its home opener at Royals Stadium. Individual statistics were not currently available.

The win is Woodbury's second in a row and the Royals will look to increase that streak to three games when they travel to Seafoam Stadium on the campus of Concordia University-St. Paul to take on Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday in the Suburban East Conference opener.

NLA Boys Soccer

The New Life boys open the season with a 1-0 record for the first time since 2007 by means of a 4-2 win at St. Agnes. The Eagles travel to take on Legacy Christian on Friday before opening its home schedule next Tuesday against Providence Academy in the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association opener at the Bielenberg Sports Center.

ERHS Girls Tennis

East Ridge scored a 7-0 defeat of St. Paul Highland Park, its first blanking of an opponent this season. The Raptors did not lose a single set in the sweep on the Scots' home court.

Leah Robinson, Emily Mueller, Maddie Blake and Hannah Strom all won in straight sets at Nos. 1-4 singles, respectively, while the doubles teams of Natalie Robinson/Nicole Robinson, Taylor Anderson/Meghan Tomai vs Darya Pruitt/Rachel Greenberg 6-0 6-1 and Ellie Eckman/Laura Zimny did the same respectively at Nos. 1-3 doubles.

East Ridge hosts Red Wing on Wednesday and opens the Suburban East Conference season at Park on Thursday.

WHS/NLA Volleyball

The New Life Academy volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a five-game win (25-18, 15-25, 25-9, 20-25, 15-12) win against St. Croix Lutheran while the Woodbury spikers lost in five games (18-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 9-15) at Burnsville.