(NEW) AVEV GYMNASTICS TEAM RESULTS
The Apple Valley-Eastview gymnastics team traveled to Eagan on Tuesday to take on the Wildcats of Eagan. Eagan Varsity took away the win with a team score of 135.225 against AVEV’s 122.775. Top place scores in the varsity competition go to Lexie Ressmeyer on floor with a 2nd place finish with a score of 8.75, Olivia Tapia with a score of 7.3 on bars to land 3rd place, and Tessa Schafer on beam with a score of 8.5 for 3rd place. The junior varsity team also fell to Eagan with a score of 115.3 to Eagan’s 126.35. Top place finishers in the junior varsity were Gabby Miller with a 1st place finish on vault with a score of 8.6, Ahjaya Buckner on vault with a score of 8.45, and Olivia Tapia on floor with 2nd place with a score of 7.9. Ahjaya Buckner also placed 2nd in the all-around competition with a score of 28.2. Way to go ladies! The AVEV squad will travel to Watertown-Mayer on Saturday, January 5th for their next competition.
(NEW) BOYS VARSITY HOCKEY
The Boys Varsity hockey team earned their first win of the season against Bloomington Jefferson 3-2 in overtime. After a delayed start due to congestion at the ticket office, the Lightning headed to their locker room down 1-0 after the first period. Following a minor fracas late in the second period, the Lightning found themselves faced in a 5-on-3 penalty kill situation. The Jaguars capitalized on the two man advantage to make the score 2-0. As the Lightning continued to manage adversity on the road in a very loud building, Charlie Droege, Ben Malloy, and Jason Hill came up huge with key defensive plays to help kill off the rest of the major penalty. Heading into the third period and battling the injury bug to three of Eastview's Senior leaders, Caden EspindaBanick sent a laser beam past the Jags goalie for his first varsity goal to make the score 2-1. Cullen Johnson poked home a rebound on the power play to tie the score 2-2 with 2:29 left in the third period. Ryan Quaintance provided the overtime heroics with the game-winner just eleven seconds into the extra session. Evan "brick wall" Stolpa had several key stops and notched his first varsity win between the pipes. Assists in the game were credited to Caden EspindaBanick (2), Davis Carlson (2), Josh Eernisse, and Charlie Droege. The Lightning will be at home Saturday Night against Burnsville at 6pm. #20-5 #playwithheart
(NEW) EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL FALLS TO ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE 40-26
The JV Girls Basketball team was defeated for a second time by St. Michael-Albertville last night by a score of 26-40. Malia Glenn was the leading scorer with 6 points. Faith Morris pulled down 8 rebounds and added 5 points. The team will try to get back on the winning track next week when they face Lakeville North on Wednesday.
(NEW) EASTVIEW GIRLS JV HOCKEY WINS FOURTH IN A ROW
The Eastview Girls JV hockey team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Eagan last night at the Eagan Ice Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Josie Holman put the Lightning on the scoreboard with a goal early in the second period. Lauren Speegle added a goal in the third period for a 2-0 lead and then Eastview held on for the win.
Angie Lombardi shined in net for the Lightning, stopping 26 shots. Eastview registered 21 shots.
Next up for the Lightning is Burnsville at noon Saturday at the Apple Valley Sports Arena.
(NEW) BOYS JV HOCKEY TEAM FALLS TO BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON JAGUARS
The Lightning travelled to Bloomington on Tuesday night but got off to a rough start when they were scored on just over one minute into the first period. The boys fought hard for the rest of the period but were scored on again with 5:37 left in the second, putting the Jaguars in a 2 to 0 lead at the end of the first.
After Eastview put the puck in the net in the five on three power play, fans were disappointed to see the officials call no goal. A bit of a melee ensued in front of the net, Bloomington scored, and the second period ended with a score of 3 to 0 Bloomington.
Eastview came back strong in the beginning of the third when forward Matthew Schoonover scored and was assisted by Aydan Griffitts and Will Leach. With less than 10 minutes left in the third, Eastview got scored on shorthanded to bring the score to 4 to 1 Bloomington. The boys started to rally back when Sam Ortman scored unassisted, but the Jaguars scored again quickly and Eastview was down again by three goals. A late game goal by Bloomington during Eastview’s penalty kill sealed the deal, and the Lightning lost to Bloomington 2 to 6.