The second meeting in two weeks, Holy Family Catholic and Orono boys soccer played the first 40 minutes going back and forth down the field, each having an understanding of how to defend.
Just days away from seeding the wide open Section 2AAA Tournament, Minnetonka made a statement at the 31-team St. Michael-Albertville Midwest Fall Classic.
Friday night under the lights has great meaning for Seth Thompson. It's where a wide-eyed sophomore built toughness, making him elite his final two seasons on the gridiron.
Lexi Bauman and Noelle Slezak concluded their Chaska tennis careers paired together, reaching the third round of the Section 2AA Tournament Oct. 12 in St. Peter.
Battle-tested Waconia is not the fourth-best team in Section 2A girls soccer and they showed that in a 4-0 quarterfinal victory over 15-win Southwest Christian Oct. 12.
Chaska clinched the Suburban White District football title for the second time in three years in a 20-0 road win at Waconia Oct. 11.
Eden Prairie the runaway champion in the boys Lake Conference Championships at Gale Woods Farm Oct. 10, the battle for second place was tight.
Southwest Christian and Mayer Lutheran volleyball have developed a friendly rivalry over the years, one that dates back to many Section 4A championship match-ups.
Catherine Moore was in street clothes Oct. 3 for Minnetonka's 2-0 upset win of Edina. The sidelines a place where the now Skipper senior captain spent too much of her time in recent years.
Shakopee had Minnetonka back on its heels, forcing constant pressure it felt over the final 30 minutes of the first half.
Southwest Christian won five regular season games in 2018, with 24 of 31 goals scored coming in those contests.
Third seed Holy Family Catholic scored three times in the first 40 minutes, owning a comfortable lead on Monticello in the quarterfinals of the Section 6A boys soccer contest Oct. 10.
Albert Lea played teams tough all season, one or two goals shy against both Class A and AA opponents in the Big Nine Conference.
Minnetonka didn't lose a match in the Section 2AA Team Tournament, sweeping Jordan and Orono by 7-0 scores in the final four Oct. 8 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
The final score read: Edina 3, Chanhassen 0. The 11th time the Storm were held without a goal in the 2019 season.
Southwest Christian peppered the net with shot after shot, but after 40 minutes the advantage was just one goal.
A victory clinching Minnetonka's first Lake Conference title, scoreless at halftime, seniors Sophia Montague and Jelena Zbiljic found the net in the second half, a 2-0 road win at St. Michael-Albertville.
With one starter back on defense, three on offense, what was seen early in the season figured to look different as the season went on.
Dig Pink night, autographs with the players after the game, Thursday in the Chaska High School gym was intended to be a festive night.
Thursday was not ideal conditions for outdoor tennis. So Holy Family Catholic made quick work out of its Section 2A playoff opener.
Fourth-ranked Orono clinched the Wright County Conference title with a 1-1 draw Oct. 3. Holy Family Catholic, the team that was 70 seconds from doing that, will get a second crack Saturday.
Minnetonka worked through the heat on Monday, the rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, all to prepare for second-ranked Edina. A Hornet team that handed them one of their two losses this season.
Estelle Haugen was one of three Southwest Christian hitters in double digits in kills, leading the sixth-ranked Stars to a 3-0 home sweep of Holy Angels Oct. 1.
When your schedule includes two matches with Wayzata, two matches with Eden Prairie and Edina, and now two matches with another top-10 program in St. Michael-Albertville, and that's just in the Lake Conference, it's hard to fathom any game is bigger than any other.
Coming off one of the largest wins of the season, Chaska backed it up with a second consecutive 1-0 victory, a road decision at eight-win Roseville Area on Sept. 28.
Twelve plays, 34 total yards of offense. Zero pass completions. One first down, two fumbles. Apple Valley's offense against Chaska in the first half Sept. 27.
Chaska trailed by six points, all but out from winning game four it seemed. Some coaches may have just played it out, Coach Sue Murphy called a second timeout to rally the team.
Chanhassen continued its unbeaten streak all-time in the Metro West Conference, a 110-76 win over Chaska inside Pioneer Ridge Middle School Sept. 26.
The first 40 minutes of soccer, Chaska wasn't finding much offense. So Head Coach Michael O'Reilly changed it up a bit at the break.
Alex Peterson has seen this before. After watching her sisters Nicolette and Anneliese play for Chaska in the annual rivalry match-up with Chanhassen, it's been her turn in recent years.
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