The New 3-and-D Trojans

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Junior Jacob Beeninga. Photo by Drew Smith.

Sam Lavely, Senior Staff Writer

  Girls hockey is off to a respectable start this season. The Trojans are 6-5-1 and have faced stiff competition. “I think our girls have grown up and we were more prepared at the beginning of this season than last,” said Head Coach Jessica Christopherson. “Having the opportunity to train together all summer and have the team gel a little bit…was certainly a plus.”
  “We have been coming together a lot better this season,” said Senior forward Sydney Remark. “The team dynamic has been great.” All varsity defenseman and goalies returned this season, including Senior captains Megan Marshall and Annika Swanson.
  The Trojan’s experience on defense has been on full display throughout the season as the team hasn’t given up more than two goals. “Our goaltending has been very good and we have really risen to the occasion when playing quality opponents,” said Christopherson.
  The Trojan’s hot start included wins against Anoka, Orono, East Ridge, and Saint Cloud. The girls also tied 1-1 against undefeated Blake. “We have done a great job stepping up and having great results against some of the best teams in the state, and have really gained confidence in our abilities,” said Remark.
  Wayzata has had important contributions from several players, according to Christopherson. “Kids that aren’t necessarily on the scoresheet are doing their job and giving us a chance to win games,” said Christopherson.
  The girls are on a three game slide losing 0-2, 1-2 and 1-2 against Hill-Murray, Shakopee and Mounds View respectively. According to Christopherson, the team needs to improve on consistency. “We need to bring the same level of intensity and preparation to every game.”
  “Each game we have significantly grown, so I’m excited to see where it gets us,” said Remark. “We are going to make some noise in Conference play and then come Sections…anything can happen,” Christopherson said. The Trojan’s upcoming schedule shows tough competition, including Lakeville North (7-3-0), Champlin Park/Coon Rapids (5-3-1), and Eden Prairie (7-4-0).