With section tournaments just around the corner, both Champlin Park and Blaine proved their offenses are in top form to close the regular season on Tuesday evening.
The Northwest Suburban Conference foes played in a roller-coaster match, leading to an offensive shootout that ended in a 4-4 tie at Blaine High School.
The Rebels, ranked No. 4 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, flexed their offensive muscles first as they leapt to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Sophomore midfielder Paige Kalal started the scoring on a penalty kick in the game’s 15th minute. Senior forward Maille Mathis followed, scoring her team-best 19th goal of the season 10 minutes later to make it 2-0.
The Bengals (6-3-2, 6-3-2) responded with their own pair of goals as sophomore Kendall Stadden and senior forward Samantha Proulx, both forwards, each scored to even the score at 2 apiece.
“It was a roller coaster,” said Blaine coach Scott Zachmann. “We were trying to make changes, but by the time we did the score changed and all of those conversations were worthless.”
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