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Woodbury boys defeat conference foe Stillwater

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 05/13/22, 6:00PM CDT


The Royals trailed after the first quarter, but they rallied to defeat the Ponies.

Royals player Charlie Johnson (21) scores the winning goal in the fourth quarter Friday night as the Royals defeat conference rival Stillwater 8-7 at home. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

With four straight blowout losses to Stillwater in recent years, and a 4-1 deficit in the latest matchup Friday, Woodbury could have folded.

Woodbury is in the midst of its best season in six years, but Stillwater has been on another plane with three straight Suburban East Conference titles and the program’s first trip to the state tournament in 2021.

One win doesn’t stem the tide, but the Royals were pleased to get one back on the Ponies when they hung on for an 8-7 victory on Friday.

Senior Conor Hooley (1) of Woodbury tallied two goals and three assists as Woodbury defeated Stillwater 8-7 Friday night. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First Report

Woodbury snapped a four-game losing streak against conference rival Stillwater in comeback fashion.

Trailing by three after one quarter, the Royals fought back for an 8-7 win Friday against the Ponies.

Senior midfielder/attack Conor Hooley led with two goals and three assists despite going without a point in the opening quarter.

Stillwater was paced with two goals from junior attack Tomas Anderson and two assists by senior attack Tommy Lindeberg.

Woodbury freshman goalie Evan Hermann made nine of 16 saves.

Stillwater senior goalie Vincent Burkhart made nine of 17 saves.

Stillwaters' Tomas Anderson (1) tallied two goals Friday night in the Ponies 8-7 loss to the Royals. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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