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Parten does it all for Minnehaha Academy over Winona Cotter

By Joe Gunther, Star Tribune, 11/04/21, 2:15PM CDT

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Berit Parten scored two goals and stopped a penalty kick to lead No. 2 Minnehaha Academy

Berit Parten scored two goals and stopped a penalty kick to lead No. 2 Minnehaha Academy past No. 3 Winona Cotter 4-0.  

The sophomore forward got her first goal of the game with 3:53 left in the first half to give the Redhawks (15-2-2) a 2-0 lead. She scored her second with 13:29 left to seal the victory. 

“She’s such an athlete,” Redhawks senior Penelope Sedgwick said. “Every sport she plays, she’s insane at it. She definitely brings an intensity for our team. She’s someone that we can count her for that three-minute goal.” 

Perhaps the most impressive part of the game for Parten was when she stepped into the net to replace goaltender Ayden Guild and stopped a shot by Ramblers forward Olivia Gardner 3:32 into the second half. 

“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Redhawks coach Bryan Hollaway said. “We really don’t have a backup goalkeeper. That was not even a decision made by the coaches. We turn around and (Parten’s) grabbing the gloves. It speaks to her intensity and competitiveness. She’s going to do whatever she can to win the game. At that moment it included putting on the goalie gloves.” 

Sadie Bensen got the Redhawks on the board first with 14:31 left in the first half. Greta Carlson scored 2:47 into the second half to extend the Redhawks lead to 3-0. 

The Ramblers (17-2-2) had two opportunities to score in the second half on penalty kicks, but were unsuccessful on both. 

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