Stillwater dispatched with Maple Grove 14-6 in the final girls' lacrosse state quarterfinal on Wednesday, setting up the game Ponies players have hoped for: another shot at Eden Prairie in the semifinals.
Stillwater lost to Eden Prairie 15-14 in the 2015 semifinals after a game-tying goal with one second left sent the game to overtime.
"I've thought about that every day since then," said Stillwater senior goalie Katie Lottsfeldt, who was victimized on that tying goal.
Senior midfielder Carly Fedorowski scored five goals and Olivia Konigson three for the Ponies (16-1), who took a quick 5-0 lead at Chanhassen High School and never were seriously threatened. Fedorowski said it was important for the team to take care of business vs. Maple Grove (15-2) and not look ahead.
"We've had to stop ourselves from talking about Eden Prairie sometimes this year," she said. "It's always in the back of our minds. But now that it's here, we're looking for some payback."
Eden Prairie 20, Cretin-Derham Hall 2: The defending champion Eagles kept up their season-long dominance in a rout of the Raiders. The offense was its usual ridiculously effective self, generating 20 goals for the seventh time this season. Naomi Rogge scored five goals for the Eagles (16-1) while Brooke Lewis and Sammie Morton had four goals each.
Nearly lost in the onslaught was the play of freshman goalie Emilie Bloyer, who stopped 11 of 13 shots on goal for a remarkable .846 save percentage. Even when Cretin-Derham Hall (13-4) managed to penetrate the Eden Prairie defense, Bloyer was there making save after save.