Blaine defender Emily Baurr (left) collided with Wayzata midfielder Madi Drasher during a header attempt in the first half, leading to a free kick by Drasher. Photo: Aaron Lavinsky ¥ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Bruer (left) and Lily Gilbertson
The offensive chemistry between seniors Lily Gilbertson and Eva Bruer led the way for Wayzata in its 4-1 victory over Blaine on Tuesday in the first round of the girls’ soccer state tournament at Farmington High School.
Bruer, who has committed to the University of Minnesota, scored the first goal for the Trojans (13-3-0) in the first half by re-directing a corner kick by Gilbertson. The rest of the first half was scoreless, with the ball in Blaine’s half of the field much of the time.
Four minutes into the second half, Samantha Dietrick ignited a three-goal Wayzata outburst, scoring with an assist from freshman Madi Drasher.
Within five minutes after her goal, the Trojans scored twice more. First Bruer got her second goal of the game, followed by a goal from Gilbertson, who added three assists to her career total, which ranks second all-time in the program.