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Published: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:14 p.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:29 p.m. CST
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Newton High's Reese Rosenquist, left, and Ashlee Freese, right, celebrate scoring goals in their team's respective games this weekend. Rosenquist helped the Cardinal boys beat Boone 4-2 Friday night. Freese, who is the starting goalkeeper for the Cardinal girls, got a chance to score in a 10-0 win over PCM in Saturday's home tournament at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Newton High’s soccer teams had a good weekend on the H.A. Lynn Stadium field.

Friday night, the Cardinal boys improved to 4-2 with a 4-2 win over visiting Boone. Garrett Sturtz broke a 2-2 tie with back-to-back goals in the second half. Sturtz recorded his first career hat trick, scoring the opening goal of the game.

Saturday, the Cardinal girls hosted the 2015 Cardinal Girls Invitational soccer tournament. The Class 2A 13th-ranked Newton girls did not allow a goal in two games, winning the tournament.

Newton defeated Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustangs 10-0 in a lead rule-shortened opening contest. Des Moines Lincoln got past Perry, 3-0.

The Mustangs came up short in the consolation game, losing 2-1 to Perry. PCM was coming off a 7-0 win over Centerville Friday night for its second victory of the season.

In the championship game, the Cardinals not only beat Lincoln, they beat the rain. Playing the title game under overcast skies in the middle of the afternoon, Newton rolled to a 7-0 victory over Lincoln.

There was one big rumble of thunder with 26 minutes remaining the game, but it didn’t start to sprinkle until the game concluded.

Newton’s girls climb to 6-1 on the season. Ryanne Rausch added seven more goals to her team-leading 12. Seven different players scored one or more goal for the Cardinals in the two tournament games.

More on all the soccer action played at H.A. Lynn Stadium this weekend will be in Monday’s Newton Daily News.

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