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2023 Girls Lacrosse State Tournament Day 3 Recap: Benilde-St. Margaret's upsets Edina to capture first title

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 5:38 PM


Three second-half goals from junior Maggie Graczyk helped No. 5 Benilde-St. Margaret’s upset No. 2 Edina 11-10 in the title game. Sophomore Charlize Vang also had three goals for the Red Knights.

This is the first championship for Benilde-St. Margaret’s, which placed third in 2022. The Red Knights and Hornets did not meet during the 2023 regular season.

Edina seniors Mary Velner and Nicola Santoni led all scorers with four goals apiece. Junior Mia Maxwell had a team-high two assists for the Hornets.

In the third-place game, No. 1 Lakeville South moved past No. 3 Stillwater Area with a 17-9 victory. Senior Emily Moes led the Cougars with 10 points on six goals and four assists. Senior Gabriella Bouman added three goals and three assists for Lakeville South. Senior Ellie Fischer led Stillwater Area with three goals.

Elk River/Zimmerman defeated East Ridge 11-9 in the consolation final. Senior Adria Kotzian provided the majority of the Elks’ offense. She struck for three goals and five assists. Senior Isabella Dols added four goals for Elk River/Zimmerman. Senior Taylor Griffith scored four goals for Est Ridge.

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