Girls Hockey: And then there were 4
Andover 7, Farmington 1 Gabby Krause's two goals led the No. 2 Andover Huskies to a 7-1 win over the Farmington Tigers in the first Class 2A State Quarterfinal game Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Huskies will face of...
Andover 7, Farmington 1
Gabby Krause's two goals led the No. 2 Andover Huskies to a 7-1 win over the Farmington Tigers in the first Class 2A State Quarterfinal game Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
The Huskies will face off against the No. 3 Brainerd Warriors 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Edina 7, East Ridge 0
Defending champions and top-seeded Edina Hornets defeated the East Ridge Raptors 7-0 in a quarterfinal match at the Xcel Energy Center Thursday, Feb. 21.
Edina senior, CC Bowlby netted two goals as the Hornets advance to the semifinals against No. 5 Minnetonka.
Elli Strittmater made 17 saves for the shutout victory.
Also scoring for Edina were Oliva Swaim, Katie Davis, Evelyn Adams, Jane Kuehl and Lucy Bowlby.
Minnetonka 7, Maple Grove 4
In the only upset of the quarterfinals, No. 5 Minnetonka defeated No. 4 Maple Grove 7-4 in the fourth and final Class 2A State Quarterfinal.
A 3-1 second period was the difference for Minnetonka, which got two goals and an assist from Lacey Martin and a goal and two assists from Emily Bayless.
Also scoring for Minnetonka were Lisa LaRoche, Oliva Meredith, Maggie Nicholson and Kate Hoelscher.
Lauren Stenslie scored twice for Maple Grove. Emma Larson and Tristana Tatur also tallied for the Crimson.
Class 1A consolation semifinals
The consolation series of the Minnesota State High School League's girls hockey state tournament made its debut at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center with two games Thursday, Feb. 21.
Fergus Falls, the Section 6-1A champion, posted the first victory of the new era with a 7-1 win over Mankato East/Loyola. Sophomore forward Ellie Andersen powered the Otters (22-7-0) with three goals and an assist in the program's second state tournament appearance.
Senior forward Sophie Rausch added two goals and three assists while junior forward Jade Zierden recorded five assists.
Rochester Lourdes/Dover-Eyota completed the pairing in the consolation final following its 4-3 victory over St. Paul United in overtime. The Eagles (16-10-1) advanced when junior forward Emma Schmitz scored on a wraparound with 1:58 remaining in the extra session. She began the play by picking up a loose puck at the St. Paul United blueline and motoring toward the goal. While her initial shot was off target, she continued on, gaining possession to the side of the cage before stuffing it in on the opposite side. The goal completed a hat trick for Schmitz, who forced the extra session on a goal with 1:01 left in regulation.