June 4, 2015
The Eden Prairie Eagles boys lacrosse team took on the Edina Hornets last night at Armstrong high school for the Region 2AA Championship, the winner advancing to the Minnesota State tournament next week.
The Eagles took an early lead, capitalizing on solid passing and rapid ball movement movement, which allowed for a high number of shots on goal. That, coupled with an incredibly aggressive defense and solid communications between the goalie, the defenders and middies, made it difficult for the Edina Hornets to penetrate and get into good shot positions.
Eden Prairie moved the ball consistently through “X” behind the goal, and passed repeatedly from the Goal Line Extended (GLE) to open cutters in front of Edina’s goal, scoring repeatedly. Edina seemed to struggle throughout with turnovers, coming primarily through inaccurate passing, but also from the Eagles’ relentless pressure to regain possession of the ball.
The first half of the game was relatively free from penalties, but second half was marred by numerous penalties on both teams.
In the end, the Eden Prairie Eagles walked off the field with a winning score of 14-5, and Champions for Region 2AA, and advances to Round 1 of the Minnesota State Tournament, being held June 9th, starting at 1.00 pm at Minnetonka High School.
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