Rangers fall to Champlin Park, end season
The Forest Lake girls lacrosse team recorded its first-ever post-season victory last Wednesday at home in a close game against Osseo-Park Center, winning 12-11, before falling to Champlin Park on the road, 13-7.
In the win over Osseo-Park Center, the Rangers maintained the lead the whole game. Head coach Krista Seipel said sophomore Johanna Haseltine’s presence in goal helped keep her squad on top despite some post-season jitters.
“We had too many moments on unforced errors; however, the girls never gave up and for this reason we were able to pull out a win,” Seipel said. “We should give a lot of credit to our goalie who made an impressive 22 saves. Without her, the outcome would have been gravely different.”
In Forest Lake’s season-ending loss to Champlin Park last Friday, Seipel said the Rangers played hard against a strong and aggressive Rebel team, even holding the opposition scoreless for six minutes.
“I told the girls what they’ve heard me say many times throughout our journey together: More than what the scoreboard says, I care about how they carry themselves on the field,” Seipel said. “They’re a classy team full of dignity and drive. I believe they displayed that during the game. That’s all I can ask for.”
The Rangers closed the season with a winning record of 8-6, losing just twice at home this spring.