Majettes run the table, complete perfect regular season with 10-0 win over Williston
Looking to put the finishing touches on a fairy-tale regular season, the undefeated Majettes traveled to Williston Friday night with a megaton of momentum and no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Eyeing the more-than-realistic possibility of impending back-to-back regional and state tournament titles, the Minot Majettes (12-0-0 overall, 11-0-0 West Region) rolled into the finale at Williston having already clinched the West Region regular season championship and focused on finishing up the 2022 regular season schedule unblemished. Leading up to tonight’s match-up, the Majettes have outscored their opponents fifteen-fold this season with a cumulative margin of 60-4. Defensively, the Majettes have been impenetrable, racking up a shutout in 67% of their contests, resulting in a staggering eight matches this season where their opponents were held scoreless. Even in their toughest challenges this season, the Majettes outscored and defeated Bismarck High and Bismarck Legacy, the second- and third-place teams in the West Region respectfully, by totals of 3-1 and 4-0.
For the Williston Coyotes (0-17-0 overall, 0-17-0 West Region), they come in to tonight’s home game as the noted underdog battling for their first win of the season. In their last four games, the Coyotes have managed to put at least one goal on the scoreboard, including two goals in games against Mandan and Bismarck St. Mary’s.
Having captured the regular season title for the second year in a row and going undefeated, the Majettes prepare for the West Region championship at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the Starion Sports Complex in Mandan. Given that the top two teams in the West Region earn an automatic bid to the state tournament, the Majettes are guaranteed a chance to extend their championship reign.
Heading in to the first half, it was business as usual for the Majettes. Drawing first blood for Minot was junior Marissa Thorson, courtesy of a pinpoint pass by senior Emme Miller. Shortly thereafter, senior MaLiah Burke continued her dominant play by adding two goals to finish out the half, one of which was assisted by senior Morgan Perrin, to bring the score to 3-0.
Despite the deficit, Williston refused to fold, opening the second half with a solid offensive push in an attempt to close the gap. Nevetheless, as has been the case the entirety of the season, the Majettes defense was unshakable, stifling all of the Coyotes’ best efforts.
Following the short-lived offensive burst by Williston, the Majettes proceeded to put on an unrelenting offensive masterclass. Minot showcased the immense amount of passing, shooting, and dribbling skill that has put them in rare air throughout the season. Sophomore Emerson Perrin led the charge in the second half, ultimately resulting in a Majettes’ scoring barrage and a final score of 10-0.
For Williston, they will enter the West Region tournament as the #8 seed and play the still to be determined #5 seed on Tuesday at the Starion Sports Complex.