Edina has made 11 state tournament appearances since the mid-1980s, winning the 1986 title and finishing runner-up twice. Not a bad resume, but skimpy when compared to Wayzata’s stunning 26 state tournaments since 1982. The seven-time state champion Trojans have five second-place finishes.
Surprisingly, neither the Hornets or Trojans appeared in last year’s Class 2A state tourney. That statistical oddity probably won't be the case this fall —should there be a state tourney — as both teams have resumed their dominant ways.
Wayzata (3-1-1, 3-1-1) suffered its lone loss this season to Edina — 3-0 in the season opener on Aug. 27. The No. 1-2A Hornets (6-0-0, 6-0-0), meanwhile, have shut out five of their opponents this season.
Edina junior Maddie Dahlien is following up her monster sophomore season (23 goals) with a solid fall, registering eight goals.