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Royals draw Burnsville in state quarterfinals

The Woodbury girls soccer team will play Burnsville on Friday in the state girls soccer tournament's quarterfinal round. Bulletin file photo

The Woodbury girls drew Burnsville as their opponent Friday in the Class AA state quarterfinal match.

The No. 2-seeded Royals square off against the Blaze at 5:30 p.m. at Park High School. Only the top four teams are ranked; the remaining four are unseeded.

According to the Minnesota State High School League:

Woodbury averages 2.58 goals per game while its opponents average 0.58 goals against them.

Junior Kristina White has 18 points on 11 goals and seven assists, while senior Madison Nelson also has 11 goals and six assists. Senior Casey White allowed 11 goals while making 45 saves.

The Burnsville Blaze, who were ranked No. 5 in the final coaches poll, are making their 10th tournament appearance. They won back-to-back titles in 1992 and 1993 and have also finished second twice. They opened their season with a 5-3 loss to Centennial, lost 2-0 to Eastview, and also lost 2-1 in overtime to Lakeville North.

Sophomore Alyssa Blahnik is the Blaze scoring machine with 30 goals and four assists. Senior Bailly Drayton has added seven goals and nine assists. Junior Meghann Rudolph and ninth-grader Darby Lofthus share goalkeeping duties and have given up a combined 17 goals while making 77 saves.