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Irondale girls lacrosse rolls in playoff opener
The Irondale High School girls lacrosse team opened the Section 5 playoffs against a familiar foe last week and came away with a familiar result. The Knights beat seventh-seeded Robbinsdale Cooper 13-1 on Thursday.
During the regular season, Irondale handled the Hawks 11-5.
Four different Knights finished with at least three points in the playoff victory. Samantha Donovan led the way with six points on three goals and three assists. Maddie Hentges added five points on four goals and an assist. Alex Toupal scored twice and assisted twice while Alexandra Welty had two goals and an assist.
Irondale also got single goals from Kaiya Ruff and Rachel McConnnell and assists from Maya Hernandez, Ruff and Ashley Pettipiece.
Manning the goal was Rebekah Sinn, who stopped 20 of the 21 shots she faced.
The win sent Irondale to the semifinals and a Monday home contest against third-seeded Mounds View. Results were not available for this edition of the Bulletin.
Third-seeded Mounds View welcomed sixth-seeded Totino-Grace to Mustang Stadium last Thursday for a Section 5 quarterfinal and came away with a 14-10 victory.
The win, Mounds View’s seventh of the season, pushed them into the semifinals and a match on Monday at second-seeded Irondale. Results were not available for this edition of the Bulletin.
The Mustangs are looking to return to the state tournament for the second time in program history and first since 2010.
The semifinal winners meet for the section title on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Osseo High School. Mounds View advanced to the section final last year but couldn’t get past Armstrong.
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