First-place Maple Grove dominated the second half and beat Elk River 4-1 in the regular season finale on Thursday evening at Schempf Field.
Abby McDonald scored for the Elks in the first half and Maggie Lynch countered for the Crimson. The 1-1 tie was broken when Haley Nelson scored in the 44th and 55th minutes and Anna Sivanich in the 63rd minute. Nelson’s second goal came after a long inbounds kick by Lynch over the Elks defense leaving the shooter and goalie one-on-one.
Maple Grove, 12-2-1 overall and ranked No. 4, is 7-1-1 in conference with last-place Osseo left on the schedule.
The Elks, 5-7-4 overall but 3-1-2 in the section, have a good chance for a home game when Section 8AA opens next Thursday.