Coon Rapids tennis was eager to get the new season under way, coming off last season’s success combined with veteran returners and newcomers to the top team.
The girls opened the 2014 season with a 2-1 record as host of the Cardinals Invite on the Bob Pivec Courts August 16.
Winning close games is a sign of a good team but Coon Rapids head coach Jeff DeJoy has seen his share of tense endings to games this season. The Cardinals are 5-0 in games decided by two goals or less. Though two section games have been anything but close, beating Centennial and Osseo/Park Center by a combined 31-21.
Coon Rapids snapped a string of seven winless games with a 6-1 rout of Cambridge-Isanti in the seventh-place game at the Cardinal Cup Dec. 28.
Coon Rapids and Andover each sent a doubles team to compete in the Class AA state girls’ tennis tournament, but neither could find a win inside the Baseline Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota Oct. 24.
For the first time this season Coon Rapids girls’ lacrosse was held to single digit goals but managed to top Blaine 8-5 to improve to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in the Northwest Suburban Conference, May 13.
Blaine 4, Elk River 2 The Bengals improved to 3-2 following their Northwest Suburban Conference win at Elk River Tuesday night. Kiersten Falck scored twice in the opening period and both on special teams before assisting on Amy Schlagel’s goal late in the third period to secure the win. Schlagel and Sam Swanstrom set up [...]