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Eagan sneaks past East Ridge in Section 3 finale to return to the state tournament

By Ryan Williamson, SportsEngine, 06/07/18, 8:00AM CDT

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The Wildcats had a five-goal lead at halftime but had to hold off a late Raptors surge.

Isaac Peifer (2) takes advantage of an open lane to put the Wildcats back on top early in the fourth quarter. Peifer led the field with five goals and an assist as Eagan narrowly defeats East Ridge 11-10. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Isaac Peifer (2) takes advantage of an open lane to put the Wildcats back on top early in the fourth quarter. Peifer led the field with five goals and an assist as Eagan narrowly defeats East Ridge 11-10. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

It wasn’t a sure thing until the clock hit zero, but Eagan earned its third consecutive trip to the state tournament with a dramatic 11-10 win against East Ridge on Thursday at East Ridge High School as the Wildcats won the Section 3 crown.

Joey Arndt led the Raptor comeback with two early second half goals. Arndt finished with three goals and an assist in the Section 3 final at East Ridge High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Joey Arndt led the Raptor comeback with two early second half goals. Arndt finished with three goals and an assist in the Section 3 final at East Ridge High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

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