Minnetonka’s Isaac Forst (6) had five goals on a rainy Tuesday night in the Skippers' 10-4 win over the Eagles in Eden Prairie. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Yells of jubilation flowed from the Minnetonka sideline after the final whistle. The Skippers couldn’t help but make some noise celebrating a win that did plenty of talking on its own.
In the only meeting of the regular season between teams eyeing a Lake Conference title and the top seed in the Section 2 playoffs, Minnetonka pulled away in the second half for a 10-4 victory Tuesday night at Eden Prairie.
A career night for junior attackman Isaac Forst led the way. Four of his five goals came in the final 28 minutes for the Skippers, who pulled away from a narrow 3-2 halftime lead.
“I think the guys are really starting to buy in to what we’re preaching here,” said Minnetonka coach Josh Yue, who was hired in 2019 and is in his first season at the helm. “We’re preaching playing together as a team, loving each other and cherishing every moment. Last year, we missed out on a lot. Being able to experience all these great wins together is something they’ll remember forever.”
Minnetonka’s Scott Streff picked up a goal in the third quarter to help the Skippers defeat Eden Prairie 10-4 Tuesday night. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner SportsEngine
Minnetonka picked up a win ripe with conference and section ramifications Tuesday.
Minnetonka, ranked No. 5 in the April 27 coaches' poll, won at No. 3 Eden Prairie 10-4 in a Lake Conference and Section 2 battle.
On a cool, rainy night at Aerie Stadium, the Skippers got on the board first on a goal from sophomore attackman Bode Richard just over three minutes into the first quarter.
From one jersey No. 1 to the other went the scoring in the quarter. The Eagles’ star senior attackman, Will Foster, flashed his skills to score twice in just over three minutes midway through the first.
That score stuck until junior attack Isaac Forst tied it up for Minnetonka with 6:23 left in the second. More of Minnetonka’s youth shined as sophomore midfielder Ben Schuster put his team up 3-2 before halftime.
Forst notched a hat trick by the third quarter with back-to-back goals, the latter assisted by Richard.
Senior attackman Shane Causton scored in between Forst’s third-quarter goals, but Minnetonka had its biggest lead of the game entering the fourth quarter.
Forst’s career night continued with two more goals in the fourth quarter. Senior attackmen Scott Streff, Jack Quinn and senior midfielder Ezra Anderson also tacked on goals .
Junior midfielder Connor Whitley closed the scoring for Eden Prairie late in the fourth on an assist by Foster.
Minnetonka senior goalie Josh Nelson made six of 10 saves. Eden Prairie senior goalie Sirius Harrison-Schulz made 10 of 20 saves.
Eden Prairie's Will Foster (1) had two goals Tuesday night at home in the Eagles' 10-4 loss to the Skippers. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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