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.