Two players go head-to-head Saturday before East Ridge beats White Bear Lake 2-1 in the Class 2A, Section 4 semifinal. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
The Raptors' Reegan Goulding holds back the Bears' Ericka Townley, preventing her from advancing the ball. East Ridge beat White Bear Lake 2-1 on Saturday. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Delaney Goertzen scored late in the second half for East Ridge to beat White Bear Lake 2-1 in the Class 2A, Section 4 girls’ semifinal at Park High School Saturday night.
Goertzen’s header goal in the last 10 minutes helped send East Ridge to the Section 4 final, where it’ll meet Stillwater on Tuesday.
The top-seeded Raptors (14-2-1) got on the scoreboard in the first few minutes of the match. Morgan Werner played a pass through the middle to Mackenzie Werner, who touched it past White Bear goalie Ella Janick.
White Bear Lake’s (11-5-1) scoring chances were few and far between in the first half with the East Ridge defense pressuring the Bears’ transition. Janick had three saves in the opening half.
The No. 4-seed Bears tied the game with 22 minutes remaining. Erika Townley took a hit from more than 30 yards out, firing the ball into the top corner.
White Bear Lake's Bailey McCullough heads the ball early in the second half Saturday night. The Bears lost 2-1 to the Raptors in the Class 2A, Section 4 semifinal. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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