Andover had the lead and a hot goaltender Thursday, but Eden Prairie came back to avoid an upset in the Class 2A girls’ hockey quarterfinals.
Charly Dahlquist scored the tying and go-ahead goals as No. 3 seeded Eden Prairie advanced with a 4-2 victory at Xcel Energy Center.
Maddie Rooney made 26 saves for Andover (16-10-3), which is making its first state tournament appearance.
Huskies fans roared when Abbie Turpin scored to take a 2-1 lead late in the second period. But Dahlquist answered with a goal 58 seconds later.
At 1:40 of the third period, Dahlquist sent a shot over Rooney’s shoulder and into the net’s upper left corner, giving Eden Prairie (21-7) its first lead.
“[Rooney] definitely knows where she is in the net, and there’s not a lot of space to score,” said Dahlquist, the daughter of former North Stars defenseman Chris Dahlquist. “So I was surprised on that goal. I usually don’t go top shelf.”
Kate Rydland added an empty-net goal for the Eagles, who will play No. 2 seeded Hill-Murray in Friday night’s semifinals. The Pioneers defeated Eden Prairie 5-0 back in November, but Eagles coach Jaime Grossman said that was atypical.
“Every time we play them, it’s a one-goal game,” he said. “We scrimmaged them late in the year. We both had a bye, they came to us, and it was a back-and-forth game. To me, it’s going to be a game like this [close win over Andover].”
|St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn||4||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||0|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||5|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||5|
|Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson||8|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||4|
|Milwaukee - WP: J. Henderson||8||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Grilli||7|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||7||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Colon||5|
|NY Yankees - LP: I. Nova||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: C. Archer||16|
|Seattle - LP: R. Elias||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||7|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||3||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: C. Lewis||6|
|Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: J. Lyles||3|
|Arizona - LP: M. Bolsinger||6||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: D. Haren||8|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: E. Stults||3|
|Sporting Kansas City||4|
|Real Salt Lake||1|