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Mahtomedi defeats Orono again for the 1A title, this time in OT

By HANK LONG, Special to the Star Tribune, 11/02/18, 1:00PM CDT


Sonia Meyer scored the only goal of the match to give the Zephyrs their second consecutive state championship.

Mahtomedi forward Sonia Meyer (14) celebrates moments after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. Photo: Leila Navidi * leila.navidi@startribune.com

If the girls’ Class 1A championship between Mahtomedi and Orono on Friday had the feel of two teams that knew each other well, that’s because they did.

Mahtomedi senior forward Sonia Meyer scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute in overtime to give the Zephyrs a 1-0 victory at U.S. Bank Stadium. The goal, which Meyer struck from 15 yards out, gave the Zephyrs their second consecutive title win over Orono. Mahtomedi defeated Orono 2-1 in the 2017 title game.

Meyer’s game winner was set up by a long throw-in from defender Megan Clements that bounced into traffic in front of Spartan’s net.

“We had a tough time finding shots, but that one was just set up perfectly,” Meyer said.

Mahtomedi's game-winner in OT

Mahtomedi players celebrate after Sonia Meyer scored the game-winning goal in overtime. Photo: LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.com

Video courtesy of PrepSpotlight.TV.