East Grand Forks scores late to tie Laker girls

Detroit Lakes midfielder Abby Larson celebrates her first half goal with teammates against the Green Wave Tuesday night in East Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service

Lakes to Prairie Conference co-leaders East Grand Forks and Detroit Lakes have taken a nearly even road to the top of the standings and played to a 1-1 stalemate Tuesday night in East Grand Forks thanks to a late Green Wave goal.

Abby Larson gave the Lakers the lead scoring in the 10th minute unassisted off a rebound from a corner kick.

Detroit Lakes controlled play and battled successfully for 50/50 balls consistently in the first half.

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Detroit Lakes' Sasha Sekundiak (12) races Green Wave forward Chloe Torgerson (2) to the ball in the first half of Tuesday's girls soccer match in East Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service


The Green Wave picked up the pace offensively but trailed the Lakers for nearly the full second half.

Junior Macie Stanislawski evened the score off a Maggey Plante assist with less than two minutes to play to earn the tie.

Elle Bettcher made 10 saves for DL in net. Kadynn Melquist stopped eight Laker shots. The Lakers had four corners to two for the Green Wave.

Detroit Lakes and East Grand Forks have identical overall records of 7-1-1 and are 1-1-1 in three meetings.

EGF 1, Detroit Lakes 1

First half

1. DL, Abby Larson 10:30

Second half


2. EGF, Macie Stanislawski (Maggey Plante) 78:22

Goalie saves -- EGF: Kadynn Melquist 8; DL: Elle Bettcher 10

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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