Andover’s Brisha Musungu (18) and Totino-Grace’s Emilie Ling (20) battle for the ball on a rain-soaked field Friday night at Totino-Grace. The Eagles and Huskies played to a 1-1 tie. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
The Eagles' Kiera Laney (right) takes a shot on goal in the first half Friday night in a 1-1 tie against the Huskies. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Totino-Grace and Andover took Jim Totino Field Friday, not only competing against each other but they also fought off rough conditions as temperatures dropped into the mid-50s and rain flooded in as play commenced. For their efforts, the Eagles and Huskies had to settle for a 1-1 tie.
It was competitive early on as Andover, ranked No. 10 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, had the upper hand offensively, recording twice as many shots on goal as its rival. Totino-Grace, meanwhile, held its own, with senior goalkeeper Emma Lamen tallying seven saves in the first half.
Action between the Northwest Suburban Conference foes heated to a boil in the second half, however, as midfielder Skylyn Jorgenson capitalized on an Eagles (2-0-2, 2-0-2) turnover which she converted into her first prep career goal for Andover (0-2-2, 0-2-2). The freshman’s tally came in the 51st minute and looked like it might be enough to win the game.
Andover’s Bri Stocke kicks the ball deep into the Eagles' end late in the second half trying to break a 1-1 tie Friday night at Totino-Grace. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Andover grabbed a 1-0 lead after a scoreless first half but Northwest Suburban Conference foe Totino-Grace countered to notch a 1-1 tie on a rain-soaked field Friday at Totino-Grace High School.
It was a quiet, wet start at Jim Totino Stadium. Both teams had scoring chances in the first half but Andover, ranked No. 10 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, mustered the advantage in shots on goal. A ball from Skylyn Jorgenson found the back of the net 51 minutes into the match when the freshman capitalized on a turnover to generate a 1-0 Huskies’ advantage.
It looked like Andover (0-2-2, 0-2-2) might hold on from there, but just eight minutes later Totino-Grace’s Kaitlyn Brandt, with the help of teammate Kayla Terhaar, notched the game-tying goal with a sleek 1-2 punch into the back of the net.
Goalkeeper Ava Braun posted four saves for Andover. Emma Laman, meanwhile, had 12 saves for the No. 6-1A Eagles (2-0-2, 2-0-2).
With the new COVID-19 rules for the 2020 season, there was no overtime after the game ended tied in regulation.
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