P-H Mirage ready for biggest game in programs history

P-H Mirage ready for biggestgame in programs history

No. 3 Mirage plays (19-0) plays the top seeded team Gentry Academy at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Class A title.  The championship game for Proctor-Hermantown is the first time in the programs 24-year history.

P-H has been ready of this game for over a decade.  They have earned three section titles, (2010, 2014 and 2019), a consolation championship in 2016 and fourth place at state in 2o18 and third place in 2019.

In the semifinals P-H beat No. 2 seeded Warroad 3-1 on Thursday and Gentry (18-2) eliminated Chisago Lakes 6-0 to meet in the championship game.

In the quarterfinals in was P-H over Luverne 8-0 and Gentry beating unranked River Lakes 4-1.

In early February Gentry took down unbeaten and No.1 ranked Class 1A Warroad 3-1.  Gentry outshot Warroad 36-25.

The championship game will pit skater leaders Alyssa Watkins with 23 goals against Cara Sajevic with 27.

In the nets will be P-H Abby Pajari with a .956 save percentage vs Rylee Bartizal with .922%.

Gentry’s GAA (Goals Against Average) is 1.64 and 119 goals that is tied for fifth in the state.  P-H GAA is 0.75 and 148 goals which is second in the state behind Andover’s 193.   Andover (22-0) will face No. 2 Edina (21-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Class AA title. Both teams won by shutouts in the state tournament.

This is Gentry Academy’s first year as a program.  The Stars activity program consists of baseball, softball, girls lacrosse, boys and girls track and boys and girls hockey.  The Vadnais Heightsschool serves 109 students in grades 5 – 12.  They have nine teachers according to the website.  Tuition is $14,900 for all students.

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