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Girls' top games: Defense could dominate when Lakeville North meets Eagan in South Suburban contest

By Luke Hanlon, SportsEngine, 09/24/18, 2:45PM CDT


Sept. 27: Scoring could be scarce for the Panthers and Wildcats, who have a combined for 13 shutouts in 19 games this season.

When Lakeville North and Eagan faced each other last season, the game ended in a 0-0 draw. This year boasts two strong defenses, so one goal might win it. Photo by Trevor Squire, SportsEngine

Lakeville North and Eagan each boast stout defenses, so one goal might be the difference when the meet Thursday in a South Suburban Conference match. Photo by Trevor Squire, 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.

Other games to keep an eye on

Holy Family Catholic vs. Waconia, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. Holy Family Catholic (8-1-1, 5-0-0) and No. 8-1A Waconia (8-0-2, 4-0-0) put their perfect Wright County Conference records on the line Tuesday night. The Fire can keep the Wildcats at bay in the standings with a victory; Waconia could tighten the race for the league title with a win. 

Breck vs. Blake, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. Blake (7-2, 4-0) has been perfect in the Independent Metro Athletic Conference and sits atop the standings, while Breck (4-4-1, 3-1-0) trails by three points. The No. 3-1A Bears have gone 6-0-1 and outscored the Mustangs 28-1 in the last seven meetings with their rival. Breck could start to put all that in the rearview mirror with a win.

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