Edina senior Vivian Jungels scores the first of two goals Friday night to help lift the Hornets past Benilde-St. Margaret's 4-1 in the Class 2A, Section 6 championship. Photo by Drew Herron, SportsEngine
There are a lot of expectations that come with wearing an Edina sweater.
The Hornets have played in the past five Class 2A state title games, winning four of them. They’re coming off a perfect 22-0 season.
Making the state tournament seems like a routine for this program. But the on-ice celebrations showed what an accomplishment their 4-1 win over Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Class 2A, Section 6 championship is.
Benilde-St. Margaret's forward Lily Mortenson scrambles for the puck on the doorstep as Edina goaltender Uma Corneia covers during the third period Friday night. Photo by Drew Herron, SportsEngine
Edina is moving on to the state tournament after defeating Benilde-St. Margaret’s 4-1 in the Class 2A, Section 6 final at Parade Ice Arena on Friday night.
The Hornets (25-2-0, 9-0-0) opened the scoring six minutes into the game with a clean give-and-go executed between Vivian Jungels and Lorelai Nelson. Once Jungels got the puck back she sent a backhanded shot into the top of the net.
After the Hornets peppered Allie Van Stelten throughout the second period, they broke through with four minutes left before intermission. They forced a turnover in the neutral zone and it turned into Lauren Zawoyski sending a wrist shot past Van Stelten.
The Red Knights (20-6-2, 8-0-0) made it a game in the third, as Emma Peschel’s shot from the blue line found the back of the net after a deflection.
Their momentum didn’t last long, as Jungels scored her second of the game, a power play goal, two minutes later.
Zawoyski scored an empty-netter to secure the 4-1 victory.
The Hornets outshot the Red Knights 34-17.
Edina celebrates after defeating Benilde-St. Margaret’s 4-1 in the Class 2A, Section 6 final at Parade Ice Arena Friday night. Photo by Drew Herron, SportsEngine
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