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Chisago Lakes crowned conference champs in Greater West Metro
Chisago Lakes 15, Becker 5
Sara Smith scored four goals and had five points, and Skylar Wells, Aly Vogelsang, Kamryn Peterson and Kaianna Senne all scored two goals to help the Wildcats rout the Becker Bulldogs Tuesday, May 24, claiming their first-ever Greater West Metro Conference title in the process.
After finishing second last year to the Monticello Magic, the ‘Cats surpassed their neighbors to the west this year by going 7-0 in GWM play, while Monticello finished second with a mark of 5-2.
The Becker win sealed the conference title, and the Wildcats made sure they didn’t have to bring any drama to the last conference game of the year by building a big lead early. Their defense and goaltending made the big lead stand up, as Laura Carlson made 10 saves on 15 shots and CL cruised to the 15-5 victory
Chisago Lakes 15, Big Lake 2
Despite the conference title already being wrapped up, Chisago Lakes didn’t have a letdown when they finished up their GWM schedule with a trashing of Big Lake on Thursday, May 26.
Smith again led the attack, scoring four goals. Vogelsang added three, Ally Nelson had two goals and four assists, and Senne tallied two scores.
Adriana Her, Kayla Bluhm, Wells and Evi Reedy also got on the scoresheet with goals.
Carlson didn’t see much action, as Big Lake never mounted much of a threat. The Hornets only attempted four shots for the whole game, scoring on two of them.
Despite the gaudy record for the Wildcats, they only drew the fifth seed in Section 7 play. They are the victim of being in a stacked section in a single class sport.
The top seed went to 12-1 Andover. Centennial earned the second seed with a mark of 11-2. Forest Lake was third with a 12-1 mark and Champlin Park earned the fourth seed with a 7-6 record while playing some of the biggest schools in the state.
The fifth seed means Chisago Lakes played on Tuesday, May 31, hosting 12th seeded Hermantown-Proctor.
If they get past the co-op, Champlin Park will be waiting for them on Thursday, June 2 with the match up taking place at the home of the Rebels at 7 p.m.