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New-look Eagan turns to bench to defeat Minnetonka in season opener

By Peter Odnay, SportsEngine, 08/25/16, 2:45PM CDT


Wildcats reserve goalkeeper Rachel Knutson kept the Skippers at bay and finished with a clean sheet.

Eagan's Carly Czaplewski (right) and Minnetonka's Kayla Mahabadi battled for control of the ball. Czaplewski, a senior, scored the game's only goal on a breakaway midway through the second half. Photo by Mark Hvidsten

Eagan won behind senior goalkeeper Rachel Knutson (0), who stepped into the starting lineup while sophomore Megan Plaschko (in street clothes) recovers from a concussion. Photo by Mark Hvidsten

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