After not making an appearance on the score sheet against Benilde-St. Margaret's. Lauren Brunn-Bryant came back with a bang, scoring give goals and three assists to lead the St. Louis Park Orioles to a 16-9 win over the Spring Lake Park Panthers Tuesday night.
The Orioles got started :40 into the game when Maddie Brown got a pass from Lauren Brunn Bryanr and sent it into the goal. Amy Schulz would tally :40 seconds later. Then Lauren Brunn-Bryant would factor into the equation of the next two St. Louis Park goals, assisting on a goal from Anna Baer and scoring to increase the lead to four. Maggie Ronning would end the Orioles four goal run when she scored the Panthers first goal. But Lauren Brunn-Bryant came back for the Orioles, going through two defenders and scoring her second goal. St. Louis Park would pull away with five more goals in a span of almost six minutes. Brown would score twice and Baer, Anna Roethler, Sophia Noreen and Lauren Brunn Bryant would also find the net. Indian Bembry would score Spring Lake Park's second goal and Lauren Brunn Bryant would counter :21 later for the hat trick. The Panthers would pick up two goals in the final minute of the first half as Mallory Corrigan would score with :30 left and Allison Kowalzek would tally :10 later. Roether would score with :04 left to give the Orioles a 12-4 halftime lead.
In the second half, Spring Lake Park began a comeback as Deanna Edwards and Kowalzek began the scoring. But there would be no miracle for the school near Highway 65 as St. Louis Park would come back ob Baer's goal. Mackensay Kelly would counter :09 later for the Panthers and Roethler would pick up the hat trick for the Orioles. Ronning and Kelly would also score for Spring Lake Park and Lauren Brunn Bryant would score twice to wrap up St. Louis Park's scoring.
The Orioles improved their record to 5-3 and travel to Minneapolis on Thursday, May 8 to face the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks at 6:30. The Panthers lost their fourth straight game and fell to 2-7. They will also be in action on the 8th as the host the Columbia Heights Highlanders in a 7 PM game.