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Top seed Benilde-St. Margaret's defeats Centennial

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 06/12/18, 7:30PM CDT


The undefeated Red Knights, who finished as runners-up last season, remained in control throughout in a 10-4 victory.

Benilde-St. Margaret's Quinn Ehlen scored on this fourth-quarter shot, defended by Centennial's Reese Peck Cowles (20) and Luke Arends (9). Photo: JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

The final read 10-4 in his team’s favor over Centennial, but Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior midfielder Quinn Ehlen was in no mood to gush.

“We didn’t play our style,” Ehlen said. “We started a little slow and we weren’t moving like we normally do. But we’ll work on some things at practice [Wednesday].”

That attitude has kept the No. 1 seed Red Knights (16-0) undefeated all season. Of course, some of the reason they weren’t at their best owes to Centennial. The Cougars entered the game on a six-game winning streak and were not intimidated.

First report

Benilde-St. Margaret’s remained undefeated with a 10-4 victory against Centennial on Tuesday in the final boys’ lacrosse state tournament quarterfinal.

The Red Knights (16-0), runner-up last season, led 7-3 after three quarters and never allowed the Cougars (9-6) to threaten in the game at Chanhassen High School.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s advances to face Mahtomedi at 3 p.m. Thursday at Minnetonka High School.

Check back later for more on the game.

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