The St. Louis Park Orioles opened up the 2014 girls lacrosse season in a big way as Lauren Brunn-Bryant scored five goals to lead them to a 20-5 victory over the Shakopee Sabres Friday night.
It didn't take long for the Orioles to put the ball in the net when Lauren Brunn-Bryant tallied 1:37 into the game. Molly Arntson would score from the center slot 18 seconds later. St. Louis Park would build a six goal lead 5:04 into the first half. Lauren Brunn-Bryant would score four of her game high five goals. Her fourth goal came after she scooped up a ground ball and sent it past Sabre goalie Jennifer Siv. Michaela Graw would put Shakopee on the board and Arntson would counter with her second goal 16 seconds later. The Orioles would end up scoring 14 first half goals, including a hat trick from Arntson. Amy Schulz would score twice as well as Natalia Simonette. Anna Baer, Sophia Noreen and Elena Basill would also score for St. Louis Park. Madison Valiant would score the Sabres second first half goal as the Orioles led 14-2 at the half.
Amber Flood came out of the gate for Shakopee in the second half, scoring at the :59 mark. Baer would also pick up a hat trick for St. Louis Park as the game was in running time due to the 10 goal margin. Anna roethler would also score for the Orioles. Abby Isakson and Valiant would also score for the Sabres as they weren't able to mount a comeback against a strong St. Louis Park team.
The game was dedicated to the family of St. Louis Park senior Evan McManus and his father Damian, who have been missing in the Colorado Rockies. A moment of silence was observed prioer to the start of the game and donations were made to help aid the search effort to bring the McManus men home.
The Orioles improved their record to 1-0 and will travel to Washburn Tuesday, april 15 for a 7 PM game with Minneapolis. The Sabres fell to 0-1 and will also be on the road on the 15th playing a 7 PM game against the Blaze in Burnsville.