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Third time around, Eden Prairie takes down Lakeville North

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 06/11/19, 12:45PM CDT

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Avenging post-season losses to the Panthers in football and boys' basketball, the Eagles prevailed 14-10 to advance to the semifinals.


Eden Prairie's Jacob Rhee (6) shoots and scores against Lakeville North in the first half Tuesday at Chanhassen High School. Photo: David Joles, david.joles@startribune.com

Lacrosse blends elements of football and basketball so it’s only fitting that the Eden Prairie and Lakeville North boys met in the state tournament of all three sports this season.

And this time, Eden Prairie avenged losses in the fall and winter with a 14-10 victory Tuesday in their state tournament quarterfinal game at Chanhassen High School.

Familiarity led to a tough, physical game neither team wanted to lose.

“They were some chirps flying around,” Eden Prairie senior defender Quentin Matsui said. “They talked about football a little bit and that kind of got me going.”

The No. 3 seed Eagles (14-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and led 8-3 at halftime.

First report

Lacrosse blends elements of football and basketball so it’s only fitting that the Eden Prairie and Lakeville North boys' teams met in the state tournament of all three sports this season.

And this time, Eden Prairie avenged losses in the fall and winter with a 14-10 victory in Tuesday’s first state tournament quarterfinal game played at Chanhassen High School.

The No. 3 seed Eagles (14-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter only to have the Panthers (11-5) battle back to tie the score 8-8 after three quarters.

Will Foster scored four Eden Prairie goals.

Check back later for more on the game.

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