Lakeville South, Chanhassen advance to girls lacrosse final
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:08 PM
Lakeville South, the No. 2 seed, is looking to take care of some unfinished business at this year’s tournament. A year ago, the Cougars lost to Prior Lake 15-7 in the championship game when they were in pursuit of their first state title. In another opportunity, Lakeville South faces top-seeded Chanhassen, a state tournament rookie, with a state championship at stake.
In a previous meeting this season, Chanhassen recorded a 10-9 victory over the Cougars during the regular season.
The championship game is scheduled for June 18 at Stillwater Area High School at 3:30 p.m.
Lakeville South outlasted Rosemount to record a 14-13 victory in double-overtime in the first championship semifinal. Junior Emily Moes finished with six goals, including the winner for the Cougars. Senior Lauren Sheets added five goals for Lakeville South and sophomore Sivanna O’Brien finished with a goal and four assists.
Rosemount senior Sayla Lotysz paced the Irish with five goals and an assist. Senior Emma Duchscherer and freshman Emma Theisen added three points apiece for the Irish.
In the second semifinal, Chanhassen defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s 11-8. Sophomore Gabrielle Bjugan accounted for five of the Storm’s goals. Seniors Leah Hodgins and Isabella Detienne added two goals apiece.
Sophomore Julia Evens scored five goals for Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Senior Tilly Wolfe and sophomore Maddie Kaltsas rounded out the scoring for the Red Knights. Wolfe had two goals and two assists and Kaltsas added one goal.
Elk River/Zimmerman edged Andover 9-8 in the first consolation semifinal. Junior Adria Kotzian led the Elks with three goals and two assists. Sophomore Allison Gfroerer and senior Madelyn Christian added two goals apiece for Elk River/Zimmerman.
Sophomore Maycie Neubauer and junior Tori Liljegren provided the majority of Stillwater Area’s offense as the Ponies moved past Gentry 12-7. Neubauer scored four goals and Liljegren added three goals and one assist.