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Prior Lake reaches boys' championship with 4-3 comeback victory against Eden Prairie

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 06/13/19, 4:45PM CDT


Trailing 2-1 after an apparent third Eagles' goal was disallowed, the Lakers scored three times in rapid succession.

Prior Lake’s Alex Jacobson (3) takes a hit from Eden Prairie defender Ryan Tran. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

In a game with a margin for error so thin it could slip through the woven pocket of a lacrosse stick, Prior Lake’s 4-3 state tournament semifinal victory against Eden Prairie turned early in the second half Thursday.

First report

Prior Lake edged Eden Prairie 4-3 in a battle of top boys’ lacrosse programs Thursday in the state tournament semifinal game played at Minnetonka High School.

With the victory, No. 2 seed Prior Lake (15-3) advances to the championship game scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Chanhassen High School.

No. 3 seed Eden Prairie (14-4) led 2-1 at halftime, then appeared to score again in the third quarter. The goal was waved off due to a crease violation.

Then Prior Lake got on track, scoring three consecutive goals in a little more than three minutes. Two were from Riley Bachinski and one from Conor Miller, with Luke Bloedow assisting on all of them.

Defending champion Prior Lake is seeking its third title in four seasons.

Check back later for more on the game.

Prior Lake goaltender Colin Nauertz made a second-half save during the Lakers’ 4-3 victory over Eden Prairie. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

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