Girls Soccer Places Third in State


Sam Lavely, Senior Staff Writer

  After entering the state tournament as the top-ranked team in the state, the Wayzata Girls Soccer team ended their season
by winning the Class AA third place title following a loss in the semi-finals to the Eagan Wildcats.
  The match against Eagan became fairly rough as the Wildcats were very physical, which proved difficult for the Trojans to deal with, being a fairly technical team.
  The rough play led to some tough breaks for the team.
  “Several of us ended up going to the emergency room after the game for stitches, concussion, sprained MCL and a sprained ankle,” said Sophomore Sam Dietrick.
  The physicality got the best of the Trojans however, as fifth-ranked Eagan completed the upset 2-1 and went on to win the Class AA title.
  The third-place game against Lakeville North fared better for the Trojans. After Alexis Hayden scored on a penalty kick, two assists from Maya Turner to Emma Watt and Eva Bruer sealed the game for the Trojans, as they completed a 3-1 victory despite being down 1-0 at half.
  Junior Eva Bruer and Sophomore Sam Dietrick were the both voted onto the all-tournament team.
  “I think the award represents my whole team rather than myself,” said Bruer. “Winning the award shows all the support I was given both on and off the field”.
  Dietrick started the tournament on fire, scoring 3 goals Wayzata’s quarter-final win against the St. Michael-Albertville. Bruer displayed great defensive work on the field throughout the tournament and scored one of the team’s three goals in the third place game.
  The third place title marked a great end to high school careers for the senior players on the team.
  “Being able to be a part of such an amazing program and being part of the legacy of Wayzata soccer was the most rewarding part of my soccer career,” said Senior Captain Sydney Remark.