Benilde-St. Margaret’s is in the midst of a five-game stretch against state-championship caliber competition, a run of games with playoff-like intensity that culminates with Thursday’s showdown against Edina (11-0-0). The game is a rematch of the Feb. 16 meeting in which Edina won 2-0 on two third-period goals, the last into an empty net with 31 seconds remaining.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s (7-2-3) is backstopped by senior goaltender Carley Greene, who has committed to play at Sacred Heart. She shares the state lead with five shutouts, one of which came on Feb. 13 in the No. 4-2A Red Knights' 1-0 victory over No. 5-2A Minnetonka. Greene is fifth in the state in both GAA (0.89) and save percentage (.954).
Edina counters with a Division I-committed goaltender of its own in Uma Corniea (Princeton). She has three shutouts among her seven starts and has allowed seven goals while posting a .951 save percentage. Sophomore Lauren Zawoyski scored both goals (she has three this season) in the No. 2-2A Hornets' first meeting against the Red Knights.