Blaine senior Ava Engler (11) scored one of her four goals over Maple Grove goalie Brigit Goetsch in the first half. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Senior Abby Jones (8) scored one of her four goals despite the efforts of Maple Grove defenders Natalie Hanson (30), Chloe Corbin (10) and Grace Hanson (31). Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Maple Grove's Emily Herdine (70) scored over Blaine defenders Alexis Ringler (12) and Stefanie Suhon (5) and goaltender Autumn Graleske in the second half. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Blaine seniors Ava Engler and Abby Jones netted four goals apiece to help the Bengals remain unbeaten while dealing Northwest Suburban Conference rival Maple Grove its first loss of the season in a 12-4 decision Wednesday night at Maple Grove High School.
Scoring four unanswered goals to open the game, Blaine (7-0, 7-0) took an early lead, fueled by scores from Isabella Erne, Engler, Jones and Gabby Rosenthal. The Bengals took a 7-2 lead into halftime and extended it in the second, scoring five goals in the final 25 minutes.
For the Crimson (7-1, 7-1), sophomore Emily Herdine scored twice, while sophomore Grace Hanson and freshman Tristana Tatur each tallied a goal in the loss.
Maple Grove freshman Brigit Goetsch stopped 13 shots, while Bengals goalie Autumn Graleske made six saves.
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