Stillwater's Meredith Parry rushes toward the Hill-Murray goal during the second half of the Section 4 final Wednesday night. Parry had five goals in the Ponies’ 13-8 victory over the Pioneers. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Whether scoring late in the first half or clamping down on defense in the second half, Stillwater never allowed the girls’ lacrosse Section 4 finals to elude its grasp.
The fifth-ranked Ponies defeated dogged Hill-Murray 13-8 on Wednesday at White Bear Lake High School and earned their ninth-consecutive state tournament appearance.
“We knew this was going to be a really tough game,” Stillwater junior forward Meredith Parry said. “Hill-Murray was an amazing team and we’re so glad to have that type of game going into the state tournament.”
Stillwater's Annie McGuire fires a shot on goal against Hill-Murray Wednesday night. McGuire scored five goals for the Ponies in their 13-8 victory over the Pioneers. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Hill-Murray's Lorelai VanGuilder tries to break through the Stillwater defense during the Section 4 championship Wednesday night. VanGuilder had four goals in the Pioneers’ 13-8 loss to the Ponies. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine