Wayzata girls remain undefeated in soccer

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Tie with Edina is lone blemish

After playing a 0-0 tie at Edina Sept. 5, the Wayzata High girls soccer team mounted a barrage of goals in beating Hopkins Sept. 7 at Hopkins High Stadium.

Megan Malecha (14) of the Wayzata High girls soccer team keeps her focus on the ball as she battles Edina’s Danni Krieter (4). (Sun Sailor photo by John Sherman)
Megan Malecha (14) of the Wayzata High girls soccer team keeps her focus on the ball as she battles Edina’s Danni Krieter (4). (Sun Sailor photo by John Sherman)

“There were some goals to be had on both sides when we played Edina,” said Wayzata head coach Tony Peszneker. “Edina makes you work hard, and we had to adjust to their pressure.”

The goalkeepers were the standouts for both sides as Edina’s Lolita Fidler matched save for save with Wayzata’s Madison Lo.

After the match, Wayzata stood 4-0-1 overall and Edina’s record was 4-1-1.

“We had some unlucky bounces, and I’m sure Edina felt that way, too,” said Peszneker, who named Lo as his player of the match. “We will hopefully do better against Edina when we play them later at our place.”

Hopkins was no match for the Trojans in Thursday’s match, as several girls had high-point games.

Senior captain Marissa Kalkar recorded her third hat trick of the season, while Samantha Dietrick added two goals and three assists.

Maya Turner followed with two goals and two assists. Emily Dillon added a goal and Lily Gilbertson had an assist.

“Marissa leads us with 14 points on nine goals and five assists,” said Peszneker. “Samantha Dietrick is second with 11 points.”

Peszneker liked the fact he was able to give every varsity player significant playing time.

“I think all of them were out there at least 30 minutes,” he said.
Next for Wayzata is a Lake Conference match against Minnetonka at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Minnetonka’s Einer Anderson Stadium.

The Trojans will play a non-conference match against Kasson-Mantorville at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Wayzata High Stadium.

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