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Girls lacrosse review: Easily surpassing all goals

Coming into this season, the Rosemount-Eagan girls lacrosse team set modest goals.

With new coach Jeff Smith on board, the Wild Irish wanted to finish with a .500 record.

Considering the team's past, it was an admirable goal. Yet, it was a goal the coach felt could be achieved with a strong returning squad.

"We far exceeded that," Smith said. "I think a goal for the coaches was to bring them together as a team and get better as the season went on and I think we saw that occur as well."

The team equaled its previous high of four wins in just the fifth game. Rosemount-Eagan finished 12-4 overall and 5-3 in the Lake Conference, finishing fourth in the conference. As the No. 3 seed, the Wild Irish earned their first postseason win and advanced to the section semifinals.

Sophomore Simone Haugen scored 84 goals and was named all-conference. Senior Jordan McCorkell added 22 goals and 23 assists and was all-conference. Senior Steph LaVictoire was all-conference also.

With 37 goals and 17 assists, sophomore Cassie Miller was all-conference honorable mention. Senior goaltender Kelli Breiter, and junior Abi Rodstein were also all-conference honorable mention.