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What a way to end it! Eagan scores with 6 seconds left to win state title

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 11/02/17, 7:15PM CDT


Ellen Pagois scored the winner as the Wildcats defeated Maple Grove 2-1 for the Class 2A championship.

Eagan teammates celebrated with midfielder Ellen Pagois (15), far left, after she scored the game-winning goal against Maple Grove with six seconds left in the game. Photo: AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

First report

Ellen Pagois scored in stunning fashion, getting a ball through with six seconds left as Eagan defeated Maple Grove 2-1 for the Class 2A girls’ soccer state title.

No. 5 seed Eagan (17-2-2) won its third state title in four seasons.

No. 3 Maple Grove (19-3), playing in its first state tournament went ahead 1-0 in the 18th minute on a goal from Ms. Soccer recipient and Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year Meredith Haakenson.

Jessica Van Wyk scored for Eagan in the 32nd minute to tie the game.

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