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Chanhassen girls see offense surge late, overcome early deficit to BSM

By Blaze Fugina, SportsEngine, 05/16/23, 8:00AM CDT


The Storm outscored the Red Knights in the second half to secure a narrow victory.

Chanhassen Storm captain Gabby Bjugan (1) shoots and scores in the second half leading to their 10-9 victory against Benilde-St. Margaret's. Photo by Aiyanna Taylor, SportsEngine

A roller coaster season for Chanhassen continued upward Tuesday in a come-from-behind thriller against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

The visiting Storm (7-3, 3-1) scored six of the game’s final seven goals to finish off a comeback 10-9 win on a warm May evening. And it was a game featuring two top-five state ranked programs with some recent history. The Metro West Conference rivals most recently met in the state semifinals last season where Chanhassen won 11-8 and eventually finished as the runner-up to Lakeville South.

Red Knight Senior Fayedra Vang (14) races with Chanhassen's Jadyn Hahn (6) towards the ball in Storm territory. Photo by Aiyanna Taylor, SportsEngine

First Report

A late push helped Chanhassen chase down Benilde-St. Margaret’s for a 10-9 win in a showdown featuring two of the state’s top six ranked teams Tuesday.

Trailing 8-4 just past a minute into the second half, the visiting Storm scored six of the game’s final seven goals to finish off the comeback.

Gabby Bjugan scored the game-winning goal and finished with three goals in the game. Ava Stewart and Hannah Grimm each also scored two goals for No. 5 ranked Chanhassen.

Maggie Graczyk scored a team-high four goals for No. 3 ranked Benilde-St. Margaret’s, with Julia Evens adding three more for the Red Knights.

Chanhassen attack Tatumn Nyen (8) pushes back against Red Knight Lulu Rucinski (11) defending Storm territory. Photo by Aiyanna Taylor, SportsEngine

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