February 21, 2018 06:35 PM
Proctor/Hermantown (17-12) scored a quarterfinal upset, knocking off No. 3 Red Wing (23-5) 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center.
The Mirage advance to the state semifinals and will face No. 2 Breck on Friday at 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center while the Wingers move to the consolation bracket against Marshall on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota.
The Mirage weren’t able to slow down three-time gold medalist and University of Minnesota recruit Taylor Heise, who entered play with 67 goals and 28 assists on the year as she fired off seven shots on goal among her 21 total shot attempts.
But they did keep her out of the net behind Ryan Gray’s superb effort in goal, tallying 23 saves and carrying a shutout to the closing minute in front of a 3-0 lead. She faced 55 total shots in the contest.
After a scoreless first period, it was Mariah Haedrich who claimed the first goal for the Mirage in the third minute of the second period. Haedrich and Megan Madill were each in on the first two goals of the game for Proctor/Hermantown, with Haedrich and Torii Thomas assisting on Madill’s goal just over six minutes later for the 2-0 lead.
Proctor/Hermantown’s final goal was an empty-netter at the 15:11 mark of the third period, Dehli Heikes from Kenne Halverson and Karie Leonard.
Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League
Updated: February 21, 2018 06:35 PM
Created: February 21, 2018 04:15 PM
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