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Boys' Top Games: Eastview meets Eagan in colossal clash

By Peter Odney, SportsEngine, 05/15/17, 5:00PM CDT


May 18: The No. 1-ranked Lightning host the No. 2 Wildcats in a battle between two of the state's best teams.

Noah Lindner leads undefeated Eastview in goals (24) and points (37) this season, and the senior attacker will be a key in Thursday's matchup with undefeated South Suburban Conference challenger Eagan. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

There are three undefeated boys' lacrosse teams remaining in Minnesota entering the final two weeks of the regular season, and two will duke it out Thursday for what's likely to be the state's top ranking and the title in the ultra-competitive South Suburban Conference. 

Eastview, ranked No. 1 in the Minnesota State High School Boys' Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, features seven players totaling 13 points or more. Senior attacker and Limestone College (South Carolina) commit Noah Lindner paces the group with 24 goals and 37 points.  

The other six players have scored at least nine goals, giving the Lightning (10-0, 6-0) a offensive arsenal that's difficult to defend.

Eagan is one of the last remaining threats to ruin Eastview's perfect regular season, and the No. 2 Wildcats (10-0, 6-0) enter this game locked and loaded with their own explosive offense. 

Senior attacker Brandon Wuertz (40-10-50) not only leads the Wildcats in goals, but ranks second in the state with 40 assists, while junior Isaac Peifer (31-11-42) shreds defenses from the other attacker position.

This matchup of highly ranked teams battling for conference supremacy and the top spot in the rankings is the perfect choice for our Top Game of the Week.

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