Park girls soccer: Wolfpack ties Bears, stays in hunt for conference titleWith a win and a tie last week, the Park girls soccer team stayed alive in its quest to unseat Woodbury from its 10-year hold on the Suburban East Conference championship.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, South Washington County Bulletin
With a win and a tie last week, the Park girls soccer team stayed alive in its quest to unseat Woodbury from its 10-year hold on the Suburban East Conference championship.
Park tied sixth-ranked White Bear Lake 1-1 and pounded Hastings 7-0 in its two games last week.
The Wolfpack is now 9-1-3 overall and 4-1-2 in the conference. White Bear Lake is in first place in the SEC 5-0-2 in conference play and 10-1-2 overall. Stillwater is in second place at 5-1-1 in the SEC and 9-3-2 overall. Woodbury – which has won the past 10 SEC championships – is in fourth place at 3-1-3 in the SEC and 9-1-4 overall. Stillwater and White Bear Lake play each other the final game of the regular season.
Park’s Lindsay Kothe scored the lone goal in the Wolfpack’s big tie with the Bears, while goalie Emily Lange made a season-high five saves. Lange also made one save in Park’s win over Forest Lake, earning the shutout – her seventh on the year. Lange has allowed only six goals on the season, an average of just under 0.50 goals against per game and a .813 save percentage on the year.
Offensively, in the win over the Rangers, Maddie Castro led the way with four points on a goal and three assists and Katelyn Floysand scored two goals and notched an assist. In addition, Sydney Wylie, Anna Keys and Alyssa Troje scored goals in the lopsided victory over Forest Lake (4-8; 0-7 SEC).
Park traveled to Mounds View (7-7; 3-4 SEC) on Tuesday to take on the Mustangs, after the Bulletin went to press. Next, the Wolfpack welcomes rival East Ridge (4-8-1; 2-5 SEC) to Park High School on Thursday for the regular-season finale at 7 p.m.