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Stillwater shuts out Lakeville North to reach 2A semifinals

By MADDIE DEBILZAN, Special to the Star Tribune, 10/22/18, 4:45PM CDT


In a game between tough defenses, the Ponies got goals late in the first half and early in the second for a 2-0 victory.

Stillwater forward Maya Notch (19) celebrated with forward Megan Howard (18) after Howard scored a goal against Lakeville North late in the first half, giving them a 1-0 lead. Photo: Aaron Lavinsky * aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Marisa Bonilla

In a battle between stout defenses, Stillwater's composure on offense sealed a 2-0 victory over Lakeville North on Tuesday in the Class 2A soccer quarterfinals at Farmington High School.

The game was scoreless until Stillwater freshman Marisa Bonilla’s pass to senior Megan Howard resulted in a goal with about one minute left in the half.

Whatever momentum the goal generated as the Ponies went into halftime, it was still there after the break.

Only 36 seconds into the second half, Bonilla took a pass from senior Abby Begin and her shot trickled just past the goal line.

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