East Ridge at Woodbury
7 p.m., Monday, April 27
No. 5-ranked East Ridge can bring Woodbury back to the pack in the Suburban East Conference standings with a victory.
The Raptors, who trail a trio of teams -- including Woodbury -- by a half-game in the standings, can also stay in the hunt for a league title with a victory. But they must find consistency on offense. East Ridge scored 23 goals in its first two games, but totaled just 10 in its last two.
Despite the disparity, junior midfielder Evan Woodward (8-3-11) and senior midfielder Grant Edwards (6-2-8) have been providing timely offensive production. Junior defender Michael Elsbernd has a team-leading 11 ground balls for the Raptors (4-0, 1-0).
Woodbury is riding a three-game winning streak after dropping its season-opener to Minnetonka. The Royals (3-1, 2-0) are led by junior attackman Trey Lervick (13-12-25).
Junior attackman Gavin Thomas has seven goals and attackman Jonah Kopinski -- an eighth-grader -- has six, giving Woodbury some balance on offense.