Coming into the 2022 season, Rosemount (8-1) had high expectations after a trip to the state tournament last year. Apple Valley (7-0-3), however, might have been a surprise team for their opponents this season after winning only four games in 2021.
The Eagles last won seven games in a season in 2012, but 10 years later, the team has reached that mark already. With six games left in the regular season, Apple Valley isn't done yet, looking to finish as one of the top teams in the South Suburban Conference. Sitting at 1-0-2 in conference play thus far, a win against Rosemount would go a long way towards competing for the conference crown. Ashlyn Derosier (seven goals, three assists) will need to continue her offensive performance if the Eagles are going to take down Rosemount.
The Irish, on the other hand, will look to hold off Apple Valley with their powerful offense and lockdown defense. Rosemount has scored five goals in three of its games, with Taylor Heimerl leading the charge with seven goals and six assists. On defense, the No. 2-3A Irish have recorded seven shutouts behind goalkeeper Jordan Hecht (41 saves). Rosemount is 3-0 in the conference thus far and is trying to sit atop the South Suburban all alone for the first time since 2020.