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Glenn Pursley, Published May 24 2013

Triller tallies lone goal in Shanley's win over North

FARGO – Fargo Shanley freshman Anna Triller doesn’t have much experience in postseason soccer tournaments. But after her winning goal against

No. 3-seeded Fargo North in the East Region girls semifinals, you would think she’s a seasoned veteran.

Triller scored the only goal of the game off a cross from starting forward Alivia Fraase to beat the Spartans 1-0 on Friday at Sid Cichy Stadium to advance to the today’s championship against the No. 1 seed Fargo Davies.

“That was exciting,” Triller said. “We played really well together. We always do.”

Fraase took a pass deep in the box from Carly Mickelson and crossed it to a crashing Triller, who jumped for the header and flicked it through the hands of Spartans goalkeeper Kelsie Schmiess to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead.

Shanley continued to play aggressive throughout the half and had plenty of opportunities to score. Right before half, Triller beat a defender to send a cross to Sarah Jacobson, which overshot the freshman by a toe’s length and rolled into the hands of Schmiess, who finished with 16 saves for North.

“I think we should have finished a few more opportunities in the first half, but we did what we had to do, so I’m happy with how we played.” Deacons head coach Kevin Roos said. “It was a big goal for (Triller) and one of the most exciting goals we’ve had all year.”

FIRST HALF: 1, FS, Triller (Mickelson, Fraase), 26:42.

SECOND HALF: No scoring

SAVES: FN, Schmiess, 16. FS, Heintzman, 4.

Fargo Davies 7,

West Fargo 0

Fargo Davies forward Paige McCullough had two goals and Emily Wendorff had one goal and an assist to secure a spot in the East Region girls championship match with a 7-0 win over No. 4-seeded West Fargo on Friday at Sid Cichy Stadium.

The Eagles will face Fargo Shanley in the EDC championship match today at 3 p.m.

FIRST HALF: 1, FD, Klose (Carlson), 15:09. 2, FD, Wendorf (McCullough), 11:33. 3, FD, Helland (Schwab, Marsh), 2:48.

SECOND HALF: 4, FD, McCullough (Carlson), 39:16. 5, FD, McCullough (Wendorf, Bertsch), 35:34. 6, FD, Marsh, 21:20. 7, FD, Carlson (McCullough), 11:12,

SAVES: WF, Archibald, 19. FD, Orson, 2.

Loser-out games

Fargo South 7, Devils Lake 1

FIRST HALF: 1, FS, Friedt (Sickels) 7:00. 2, FS, Tupa (Heggedal, Johnsonl) 16:00. 3, FS, Moore (Friedt, Heggedal) 21:00.

SECOND HALF: 4, FS, Friedt (Sickels) 44:00. 5, FS, Friedt (O’Meara) 45:00. 6, DL, Hoffner 49:00. 7, FS, Sickels (Friedt, Tupa) 52:00. 8, FS, Friedt (Johnson) 75:00.

SAVES: FS, Scherer 7. DL, Artis 7.

Grand Forks Red River 6, Grand Forks Central 0

FIRST HALF: 1, GFRR, O’Halloran 6:22. 2, GFRR, Dallman 19:50. 3, GFRR, Dallman 29:06.

SECOND HALF: 4, GFRR, Salquist (Dallman) 54:00. 5, GFRR, Salquist (Dallman) 59:00. 6, GFRR, Salquist 63:00.

SAVES: GFRR, LaDouceur 3. GFC, Gause 8.

Readers can reach Forum reporter

Glenn Pursley at (701) 241-5549