Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Eden Prairie and Minnetonka went up against each other in the girls state soccer semifinal game at the Metrodome. These two teams split during the regular season.  
Eden Prairie got things rolling early as April Bockin scored a goal with 34:55 left in the first half.
With that goal that made that made the score Eden Prairie 1, Minnetonka 0.
Both teams continued to attack the goal. Neither team gave up easy shots. Even though Eden Prairie took an early lead, Minnetonka didn’t back down.
Eden Prairie looked to have good ball control as they were able to make crisp passes to each other.
They seemed to work well with each other on both ends of the field.
In a fast-paced first half the score at halftime was Eden Prairie 1, Minnetonka 0.
The second half started out just as the first half ended as each team raced up and down the field.
Minnetonka didn’t have many chances near the goal throughout the second half. The Eden Prairie offense has been in control in the second half as they had more ball control and played a little smoother.
Eden Prairie’s Bockin found the back end of the net again with scoring her second goal of the contest with 29:23 left in regulation. That made the score Eden Prairie 2, Minnetonka 0.
Minnetonka’s Libby Patterson scored a goal with 22:56 left in regulation. She was assisted by Elizabeth Endy.
The score with 22:56 left in regulation was Eden Prairie 2, Minnetonka 1.
Minnetonka evened the score up on a straight way shot by Endy found the net with the assist going to
teammate Gabby Pitera with 3:45 left in regulation.
With that goal with 3:45 left to go in regulation the score was tied at 2.
The game was tied at 2 at the end of regulation.
The game went into a sudden death 10 minute overtime period.
Both teams continued to move the ball down the field well in the overtime period.
Neither team scored in the first overtime period.
The goalkeepers in soccer played well as they each came up with some huge saves.
Both teams played well throughout the game. Neither team gave up and fought hard through the end of the game.
 Minnetonka’s Maggie Crist came up with a goal with 5:19 left in the second overtime period. With that goal Minnetonka won the game 3-2.
After the game I talked with Crist and head coach Jeff Hopkins about the game.

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