Maple Grove Girls Soccer Heads to Section Championship Game
Oct 18, 2016 10:21PM ● Published by Doug Erlien
Sophomore Meredith Haakenson with a header toward the Rebel goal. (photo by Doug Erlien)
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“The kids really executed. We wanted to come out fast,” Crimson Head Coach Ben LeVahn said. “We did it the other night and they really did come out with an intention.”
The Crimson not only came out fast, they were aggressive on the defensive end turning over the Rebels and transitioning to pressure Champlin Park on offense. Sophomores Mannon McMahon and Meredith Haakenson each scored two goals in the game while Shelby Handberg and Mia Omar each added a goal.
“This is a fun team,” LeVahn said. “They go both ends. This is the highest scoring team we’ve ever had and we had a chance to get our 11th shutout of the year."
With the win, Maple Grove will face Centennial in the Section 5AA championship game on Thursday, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Centennial High School The two teams finished their regular season game tied 1-1 in early September.