Park opened the 2021 girls’ lacrosse season with a come-from-behind 7-6 win at Eagan Thursday, April 15. Park trailed 3-2 at the break but outscored the hosts Wildcats 5-3 after intermission to …
Park opened the 2021 girls’ lacrosse season with a come-from-behind 7-6 win at Eagan Thursday, April 15.
Park trailed 3-2 at the break but outscored the hosts Wildcats 5-3 after intermission to earn the win.
Eighth grader Madi Brinkman drilled in the game winner with 4:12 to play. The Wolfpack were able to control the ball the rest of the way and run out the clock to earn the win.
“Both team were sloppy and nervous at the start,” said Park head coach Scott Leonard. “There were a lot of turnovers and we rushed a ton of shots. The girls were just excited to shoot, silly team mistakes like that. And there were some rule changes we were getting used to.”
The Wolfpack switched draws to Megan Maloney to start the second half and tightened up play overall.
“We dominated play pretty good in second half,” said Leonard. “We probably had about 70 percent possession. We really settled down.”
Still, Park trailed 6-3 at the seven minute mark. But in an instant offense the Wolfpack knocked in pair of goals to close to within 6-5.
Shelby Hansen and Laurel Waters scored just 20 seconds apart, both fast break opportunities set up by Shauna Miller. Josie Leonard tied the game at 6-all less than minute later.
Eighth grader Josie Leonard scored three goals for Park. Laurel Watters, Shelby Hansen and Brinkman each scored a goal.
Senior Shauna Miller had two assists.
Senior Ashley Penniman got the win in goal, saving 10 of 16 shots.
Park hosts Forest Lake on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m., and then plays at East Ridge on Friday.