Ava Schiltz of Prior Lake works her way around the defense Saturday afternoon. Schiltz scored a hat trick in the Lakers 15-7 win over the Bears. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
The motto of the 2022 Prior Lake girls’ lacrosse team is: "we believe."
Right now, there are plenty of reasons to believe in the Lakers.
After winning the two most recent state championships in 2019 and 2021, Prior Lake looks like a squad capable of another championship. That includes a win on Saturday when the Lakers went to Blake and defeated the Bears 15-7.
The Lakers' Nina Winter (17) scored three goals and one assist. The Lakers went on to defeat the the Bear’s under rainy conditions 15-7. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
After Blake and Prior Lake played to a 3-3 score early in Saturday’s game, the Lakers scored eight unanswered goals and Prior Lake picked up a 15-7 road win.
Senior attacker Ava Schiltz got the scoring started for the Lakers, ranked No. 1 in the latest coaches’ poll. She continued to be a force as she finished with three goals in the win.
Schiltz was part of a plethora of goal scorers for Prior Lake (6-0, 3-0). Seven different players tallied goals for the Lakers. Five had multiple goals, including senior attacker Jayne Bernick (two), junior midfielder Megan Sporney (three), sophomore midfielder Sadie Chappuis (two) and junior attacker Nina Winter (three).
Blake (2-3) had an early push as Erin Lee and Cynthia Lyman scored early for the No. 8 Bears. However, Blake struggled to score after that. Junior midfielder Ellie Morrison broke the team’s drought with a goal in the second half while tallying three in the half. Lee also scored for the Bears in the second half.
Blake goalie Abby Ziehl did her best to thwart off the potent Lakers as she finished with six saves. Meanwhile, Prior Lake freshman goalie Olivia Doyen picked up the win while stopping seven shots.
The Bears’ Ellie Morrison (8) scored a hat trick in the Bear’s 15-7 loss to the Lakers Saturday afternoon. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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