There's a hot high school team in the City of Lakes and it's the Minneapolis Warriors girls lacrosse team that got a hat trick and the game winning goal from Abby Sokolowski with 4:57 left in regulation time to lead them to a 10-9 victory over the St. Louis Park Orioles Wednesday night.
It was the eight straight win for Warriors, comprised of students from each of the Minneapolis high schools.
Sokowlski put Minneapolis on the board with an inside goal and Sydney Dynneson extended the lead to two :26 later. St. Louis Park equaled the score on goals from Lauren Brunn-Bryant and Anna Roethler. Sadie Baker cooked another lead for the Warriors with two consecutive goals and the Orioles bounced back quickly when Anna Baer got a pass from Sophia Noreen and sent it into the net. Molly Carolan found the net for Minneapolis :23 later. They would pick up two more goals, thanks to the superb passing of a player familiar to Minneapolis Washburn girls basketball fans, Chase Coley. Coley, who was the center for Washburn's state tournament teams in 2013 and 14, pick up a pair of assists on goals Dynesson and Sokolowski. Arntston would wrap up the first half scoring for St. Louis Park and the Warriors led 7-4 at the half.
The Orioles struck first :17 into the second half on Arntson's second goal. The Warriors countered as Coley got an inside pass from Carolan and scored. Lauren Brunn-Bryant tallied for St. Louis Park and Carolan countered for Minneapolis. St. Louis Park would battle back to tie the game at nine as Mary Pavia's high shot entered the net, anna baer circled around the goal and scored and Roethler scored her second goal. Could there be overtime? Not on a chilly Wednesday night that got hot for the Warriors as Coley fed Sokolowski and she fired it past Oriole goalkeeper Mac Brunn-Bryant with 4:57 remaining. St. Louis Park had a chance to force overtime with :04 remaining but they couldn't get a scoring opportunity.
Minneapolis improved their record to 8-1 and will host the Eastview Lightning Saturday, May 17 at 1 PM at Washburn High School. St. Louis Park fell to 6-4 and will wrap up their home season on Tuesday, May 20 with a 7 PM game against the Cooper Hawks.