Eden Prairie's Heidi Colford (27) scores in the first half against Apple Valley in the state girls lacrosse semifinals. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
Apple Valley's Katie Larson, left, and Eden Prairie's Christine Easton fight for a loose ball in the first half. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
Eden Prairie's Christine Easton (23) shoots and scores one of her five goals between Apple Valley defenders Dilini Sundaram, left, and Katie Larson in the first half of Eden Prairie's state girls lacrosse semifinal victory. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star
What started as a back-and-forth battle turned into a blowout as Eden Prairie rolled to an 11-2 victory over Apple Valley in a state girls lacrosse semifinal on Wednesday, June 6, at Chanhassen High School.
Top-seeded Eden Prairie bolted to an early 2-0 lead, but No. 4 seed Apple Valley (13-5) answered with two goals of its own, with Hannah Segar scoring the first and Katrina Vogelgesang scoring the second, off a rebound of a Segar shot, to tie it.
With junior midfielder Maddie Freeman shadowing Segar's every move, Apple Valley's leading scorer and Ms. Lacrosse finalist touched the ball only a handful of times in the second half and did not have a good scoring chance.
Ms. Lacrosse winner Christine Easton scored five goals and junior Emma Claire Fontenot had six assists as No. 1-ranked Eden Prairie (17-0) remained unbeaten and reached the state title game for the sixth time in as many years.
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