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Minnetonka holds off Maple Grove in a shootout

By JOE GUNTHER, Star Tribune, 10/22/18, 5:00PM CDT


The Crimson rallied to the score in regulation but the Skippers' Paige Kahlmeyer made two big saves in overtime and stopped a final shootout try for the victory.

Minnetonka players, led by Riley Brackin (22), rush to goaltender Paige Kahlmeyer after her stop on the final shot of a shootout gave the Skippers a 2-1 victory over Maple Grove. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Minnetonka survived a late push by Maple Grove to get a 5-4 shootout victory in a quarterfinal match Tuesday in the girls' Class 2A state tournament at Prior Lake High School.

Senior goalkeeper Paige Kahlmeyer two diving saves in overtime to keep the score tied 1-1 and force the shootout. She then stopped Crimson leading scorer Mannon McMahon in the fifth round of the shootout to clinch the victory.

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