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Girls' Top Games: Owatonna aims for another Big 9 title in tilt with Mankato

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 05/15/17, 5:00PM CDT


May 16: The Huskies can clinch their third straight league championship with a win against upstart Mankato.

Owatonna seeks to remain unbeaten in Big 9 Conference play and clinch its third consecutive league crown with a win over Mankato on Tuesday. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Two-time defending Big 9 Conference champion Owatonna has a 26-game winning streak in league play dating back to 2014. The Huskies (8-2, 7-0) can clinch a third straight title if they can get past second-year program and surprise conference contender Mankato (8-2, 7-1) on Tuesday.

Mankato, a team that won just won one regular-season game a season ago, hung with Owatonna in a 10-7 loss on April 25. The contest proved to be an early indicator of success for Mankato, which has won five straight entering this week.

The Huskies can clinch the title outright with a win, while Mankato will be vying for a share it they can avenge its earlier loss, making their matchup our Top Game of the Week.

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