Blake yielded nine second-half goals in its first meeting against Prior Lake last month, an eight-goal loss.

It tightened up defensively in their rematch Thursday in the girls' lacrosse state tournament semifinals, defeating the Lakers 10-9 behind a second-­half rally at Chanhassen High School.

Sara McClanahan scored the game-winning goal with two seconds left. She and teammates Georgia Nolan, Sophie Skallerud and Emily Johnsrud each scored twice, leading Blake to its 10th championship game appearance in the past 11 years.

"We wanted to show everyone that that's not who we are," McClanahan said of Blake's loss to Prior Lake on May 22. "We really worked our butts off to get ready for this game, and it definitely paid off."

Blake (14-4) trailed 8-5 midway through the second half before rallying with four goals, with Johnsrud scoring the go-ahead goal with 3 minutes, 47 seconds left. Prior Lake tied the score with about 33 seconds remaining, however, on a goal by Sarah Pierson, her fifth of the game.

Blake's Nellie Ide won the ensuing draw, and McClanahan held the ball before her final shot.

The loss for Prior Lake (16-2) came in its third consecutive trip to the state tournament. The Lakers also lost to Blake in last year's semifinals.

"A lot of the girls played a great game," Prior Lake coach Ali Minelli-Fenstermacher said, "but we need to just be a little bit smarter with how we play."


Eden Prairie 19, Farmington 3: The Eagles (17-1) moved a step closer to their third consecutive state championship, overpowering the Tigers with a blitz that included six goals in the first 6:11 of the game, including three in a 51-second span.

"That's what we try to do every game," Eden Prairie coach Beth Patterson said. "We try and take control of the game … and put the other team on their heels. That's what we practice every day and in every game we go out and try to set the tone."

Winning faceoffs is a big part of Eden Prairie's game. They won almost every faceoff, including 14 of 15 in the first half.

Brooke Lewis, Alyce Holtan and Sammie Morton of the Eagles had four goals each. Naomi Rogge and Abby Johnson had two each, and Maggie Brown, CJ Froemming and Claire Holtan had one each for the Eagles.

"It feels good to be able to contribute to my team and the win," Lewis said. "It is a goal to get to the final and it was good to help my team out."

The Tigers (15-3) built momentum in the final seven minutes of the first half, but could not score. Kamryn Corraro scored the Tigers' first goal early in the second half. Josephine Laube and Christine Steffes also scored for Farmington.