A slow start didn't stop Eagan from winning its 11th straight game over host Lakeville North Thursday at Ames Arena.
After falling behind early on a Panthers' power-play goal from Brooke Power (7-5-12), the Wildcats responded with three unanswered goals in a 3-1 South Suburban Conference victory.
Lakeville North (7-6-0, 6-3-0) took a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. But the lead was short-lived, when Emily Cronkhite (12-18-30) scored less than 10 minutes later to even the game at 1-1.
Maddie Pladson broke the tie with her first goal of the season, a power-play goal in the second period, and Brooke Peplinski added on by netting a goal in the third.
Eagan's Ashley Larson made 16 saves on 17 shots, while the Panthers' Kallie Schneider stopped 22 shots.
Not only did the win help Eagan (11-1-0, 9-0-0) extend its monthlong winning streak, but it also helped widen its lead for first place in the South Suburban Conference. Lakeville North entered Thursday as the second-place team behind Eagan, and now every team besides the Wildcats has at least three losses in conference play.
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