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Minnehaha Academy girls upend Cretin-Derham Hall for Section 3 title

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

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The Redhawks' Grace Heiting's eight goals carry her team to their first state tournament appearance.


Minnehaha Acadamy's Grace Heiting (14) turns on the speed at midfield. Heiting led all scoring with eight goals in a decisive 18-12 win over Cretin-Derham Hall in the Section 3 title game. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Heading into this season, Minnehaha Academy girls’ lacrosse coach Hannah Lundstrom had the challenge of getting girls from Minnehaha Academy, DeLaSalle and Gentry Academy to play together – and be successful.

Eighth grader Jay Rosga (middle) added five goals for the Redhawks. Minnehaha Academy earned a trip to next week's state tournament with an 18-12 win over Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Eighth grader Jay Rosga (middle) added five goals for the Redhawks. Minnehaha Academy earned a trip to next week's state tournament with an 18-12 win over Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

First Report

After winning just five games in 2017, third-seeded Minnehaha Academy added another accomplishment to its turnaround season as the Redhawks dispatched top-seeded Cretin-Derham Hall 18-12 on Thursday night to win the Section 3 championship and advance to the first state tournament in school history.

Minnehaha Academy (13-2) got out to a 3-0 lead in the first half thanks to a pair of goals from eighth-grade midfielder Jay Rosga and a goal from senior midfielder Grace Heiting.

As the game continued, Heiting continued to power her team’s offensive attack. The senior finished with seven goals in the win. Rosga, meanwhile, was the second-leading scorer with five.

Cretin-Derham Hall (11-3) attempted to keep up with the Redhawks with its own offensive outburst. Junior midfielder Anne Marie Rhoda and sophomore forward Kiera Ryan each had three goals in a losing effort for the Raiders.

With the win, Minnehaha Academy advances to next week’s state tournament. The seeding and matchups will be determined on Saturday.


Junior attacker Anne Marie Rhoda scoops up the ball and heads down the field. Rhoda scored three goals for the Raiders in the Section 3 title game at East Ridge High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

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