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Lakers and Green Wave play to stalemate

Laker keeper Payton Carlblom makes a save on a Brynn Hillman shot late in the game. Carlblom controlled the box in the second half and overtime periods to help preserve a 3-3 tie with East Grand Forks. Robert Williams / Tribune

East Grand Forks erased a pair of one-goal Detroit Lakes leads in the second half to earn a 3-3 tie with the Lakers in Lakes to Prairie Conference girls soccer at Rotary Park Thursday, Sept. 13.

Brynn Hillman gave EGF a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute but was answered by DL’s Nicole Swanson, who sent a left-footed bender into the far, upper corner of the net giving Wave keeper Tabitha Anderson no chance at the save and a 1-all tie that held to the halftime horn.

The Lakers are winless (0-3-1) in the last four meeting with EGF and looked to reverse that trend when Anna Jones and Madison Bowers set up Sidney Lundberg from outside. Lundberg scored from the right side of the box to give the Lakers a one-goal advantage less than two minutes into the second half.

Two minutes later, the Wave’s Chloe Torgerson scored on a header taking a pass from Kora Jordheim to knot the score 2-2.

Sydney Brininger booted a one-touch kick from 25 yards in the center of the field off a pass by Lindsey Moen to give the Lakers a second lead at 3-2 in the 66th minute, but the Wave had one more answer.

Jordheim controlled the EGF offense making runs into the Laker box all game despite playing with a cast on her arm. She buried a penalty kick with 10 minutes to play to tie the game.

Both teams played two scoreless five-minute overtime periods to a stalemate.

Head coach Dave Carter had EGF has a measuring stick for his team approaching the midway point of the season and got a solid performance against a team with only one loss this year (4-1-1).

Both teams are deadlocked in the section standings with matching records. The Lakers (4-1-1) have not lost in three straight games going 2-0-1 heading into a road game at Fergus Falls (3-4) Saturday, Sept. 15. The start time for that game has been moved to 10:30 a.m.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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