Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wayzata wins Minnesota crown in PKs
By Sheldon Shealer
Senior captain Chelsey Ulrich converted the decisive penalty kick to lift Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) to a shooutout victory over Burnsville (Burnsville, Minn.) in the Minnesota Class AA state final Thursday night.
The teams were tied through regulation and overtime at 1. Burnsville and Wayzata each converted three of five penalty kicks, sending the shootout to sudden death. Burnsville's chance was snuffed out by Wayzata keeper Mara Dougherty. Ulrich stepped up and delivered in the lower left corner for the program's sixth state title.
Wayzata won the state semifinal and final in shoouts, first dispatching POWERADE FAB 50 Top 25-ranked Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.) in the semifinals before beating Burnsville.