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The East Ridge girls soccer team finished its regular season schedule with a 1-0 overtime win on Saturday at neighboring Park. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation through a physical battle. But the Raptors’ Ashley TeGantvoort scored the game-winning goal in the final five minutes of overtime. She netted the goal after tracking down a bouncing ball off a clearing attempt by Park.
The Woodbury girls tennis team is gearing up for the semifinals of the Section 3AA team tournament. The Royals swept the doubles lineup and won three of four singles matches against Cretin-Derham Hall in a home dual to advance on Friday. Now second-seeded Woodbury is set to face the third-seeded Rosemount in the section semifinals dual meet on Tuesday evening at Life Time Fitness in Lakeville.
The East Ridge football team won its fifth consecutive game of the season in a 42-18 victory at Forest Lake on Friday. Star running back Dominik London was out of the lineup for the second straight game, but the Raptors’ offense continued to produce. Running back AJ Tittle scored three rushing touchdowns, and tight end Zach Bennett also caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Ty Okada. Head coach Dan Fritze was happy with what he saw on the sidelines Friday.
The Woodbury football team’s season comeback continued on Friday night at White Bear Lake. The Royals put together more than 300 yards of offense in the first half to take a 28-point lead into the locker room. The first half lead proved to be insurmountable for a 50-23 victory over the Bears. The win was Woodbury’s third straight, raising its season record to 3-3.
The Woodbury girls soccer team has some momentum heading into the Section 4AA tournament next week.
The New Life Academy girls tennis team added to its winning streak with two more victories in dual match play this week. Wins against St. Paul Como Park and St. Paul Humboldt helped New Life Academy increase its winning streak to six games heading into this week. “The last time we lost was Sept. 8, which means it’s at least six in a row here,” head coach Marcia Bussey said. “So that is very fun.”
Meet offers opportunity for JV runners
The East Ridge girls tennis team is gearing up for the section team tournament this week. The Raptors wrapped up the regular season with two Suburban East Conference wins against Roseville and Forest Lake. The Raptors squeaked out a 4-3 win against Roseville, and head coach Jon Rydberg said Roseville will be tough again next year with strong underclassmen in all four of the singles spots. Celina Ough was the only winner in the singles lineup. She pulled out a victory in two sets 6-1, 6-2.
The Woodbury girls swimming and diving team had all three of its varsity divers set personal records in Thursday’s meet against Cretin-Derham Hall at St. Catherine University. Cretin-Derham Hall won the team dual meet 101 to 84. Woodbury diving coach Sherry Gross said senior Meghan Miller set new school record with her personal best score of 296.65. The score beat her old personal best of 281.50.
The New Life Academy boys soccer team was looking forward to Saturday’s non-conference road game with Richfield. The Eagles marked the rematch game on this year’s schedule after Richfield defeated them in the section playoffs last October 1-0. It was another close battle for the Eagles, but Richfield again won 1-0. New Life Academy head coach Robb Rupp said the Eagles had a few good scoring chances in the first half. But Richfield came back in the second half to control possession. Yinka Famodu scored the only goal of the game in the second half to put Richfield ahead 1-0.