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Northfield sophomore Grace Dickerson chases after a loose ball during Thursday’s 3-3 draw against Owatonna in Owatonna. It was the third draw in the last five games for the Raiders. (Jon Weisbrod/

The Northfield girls soccer team stormed back late in the second half to secure a point Thursday in Owatonna, where the Raiders and Huskies played to a 3-3 draw.

Owatonna jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead before Northfield utilized a pair of free kicks in the second half to level the score.

First, Evelyn Salgado was able to pounce on a loose ball and calmly deposit it into an empty net after the Owatonna goalie was unable to cleanly catch a free kick. Then, with only six minutes, four seconds, left in the second half, the Raiders were able to again capitalize on the chaos ensuing after a free kick.

A long free kick was sent into the box from 40 yards out, and forward Ava Stanchina attempted to chest a shot into the net. The Husky goalie was able to keep the shot out of the net with a kick save, but midfielder Millie Bouvin corralled the rebound and slotted a rebound into the net for the tying goal.

Stanchina scored the first-half goal for the Raiders with an assist from Regan Childress.

It is the third draw in the last five games for Northfield, but the first in that stretch that wasn’t scoreless entering another matchup with one of the Big 9 Conference’s front runners, Mankato West, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Northfield.

Reach Sports Editor Michael Hughes at 645-1106 or follow him on Twitter @NFNewsSports. © Copyright 2020 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

Sports Editor for the Northfield News. Also a California native looking for tips on surviving the winter and an Indiana University grad on the quest for a good breaded pork tenderloin.

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