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Girls' top games: Orono collides with Blake in showdown of Class 1A contenders

By Luke Hanlon, SportsEngine, 09/01/18, 1:30PM CDT


Sept. 4: Fresh off a second-place finish at state, the Spartans visit a Bears team looking for a second consecutive state appearance.

Sarah Johnston (No. 9) and No. 3 Orono aim to upend the No. 2 Blake in a battle between two small-school state entrants. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Sarah Johnston (9) and No. 3 Orono aim to upend No. 2 Blake in a battle between Class 1A powerhouses. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.

Editor's note: We've selected games from the week before and the week after Labor Day for our initial girls' soccer Top Games. Please note the dates of the games to avoid confusion.

Other games to keep an eye on

Eagan vs. Eden Prairie, 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. Eden Prairie, looking to return to the state tournament for the first time since 2015, hosts the defending Class 2A champions at home in a nonconference showdown.

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