Bismarck vs. Dickinson, 11 a.m.
Bismarck (No. 1 seed)
Coach: Tim Meyer, first season
Record: 19-2-0, 17-0-0 North Dakota
State tournament history: 13th overall state tournament appearance with three state championships (2006, 2007, 2013). Lost to West Fargo 2-1 in the 2014 championship.
Top players: Britta Curl, Fr., F (32-15–47); Jesse Binstock, Sr., F (13-15–28); Sage Barta, Sr., F (11-16–27); Skylar Ackerman, eighth grade, G (0.59 GAA, 95.6 SP).
Dickinson (No. 8 seed)
Coach: Al Takle, second season
Record: 6-14-0, 6-11-0 North Dakota
State tournament history: Third overall state appearance and first since 2009.
Top players: Rachel Lantz, Sr., F (19-11–30); Kayla Wallace, Sr., F (7-14–21); Kira Zastoupil (13-3–16); Kelsey Gillen, Sr., G (5.18 GAA, 85.3 SP).
Fargo North-South vs. Minot, 1 p.m.
Fargo North-South (No. 4 seed)
Coach: Kris Dougherty, sixth season
Record: 9-11-3, 9-7-2 North Dakota
State tournament history: First state appearance as a co-op that was formed this season. North and South programs have combined to win seven state titles.
Top players: Anna Erickson, Fr., F (16-19–35); Graysen Myers, Fr., F (10-13–33); Kendra Johnson, Sr., F (12-17–29); Emily Grothmann, Sr., G (1.86 GAA, 93.5 SP).
Minot (No. 5 seed)
Coach: Weylin Wahlstrom, fourth season
Record: 14-9-0, 12-8-0 North Dakota
State tournament history: Qualfified for state 13 consecutive years.
Top players: Bryanna Bergeron, Soph., F (24-19–43); Mackinzy Maciver, Soph., F (16-23–39), Dessa Flom, seventh grade, F (11-10–21); Kinsey Hanson, Jr., F (13-8–21); Alex Nelson, Fr., G (2.71 GAA, 89.8 SP).
Grand Forks vs. Mandan, 5 p.m.
Grand Forks (No. 2 seed)
Coach: Alex Hedlund, first season
Record: 16-6-1, 16-2-1 North Dakota
State tournament history: Qualified for 13 state tournaments and has played in championship game three times.
Top players: Peyton LeNoir, Jr., F (14-16–30), Tori Christian 15-13–28); Bailee Enlow, Jr., F (10-14–24); Katie Rodningen, Soph., F (9-15–24); Abby Schauer, eighth grade, F (11-13–24); Jerrica Rosendahl, Sr., G (1.75 GAA, 93.5 SP).
Mandan (No. 7 seed)
Coach: DeWitt Mack, fifth season
Record: 10-11-0, 9-9-0 North Dakota
State tournament history: Second straight state appearance after qualifying for the first tourney in 2014.
Top players: Mariah Marsh, Jr., F (19-7–26); Rebecca Helbling, Jr., F (10-13–23); Maiah McCowan, Soph., F (9-9–18); Paige Lillis, Jr., D (8-10–18); Chelsey Norton, Jr., G (4.09 GAA, 86.5 SP).
West Fargo vs. Fargo Davies, 7 p.m.
West Fargo (No. 3 seed)
Coach: Pat Johnson, eighth season
Record: 15-7-1, 14-3-1 North Dakota
State tournament history: Eighth state tournament appearance. West Fargo defeated Bismarck 2-1 in the 2014 state championship game and won one other championship (2010).
Top players: Janey Sandoval, Soph., F (34-35–69); Anna Promersberger, Fr., F (20-13–33); Madison Nelson, Sr., F (4-17–21); Courtney Walsh, Fr., D (11-8–19); Morgan Stirling (1.28 GAA, 94.6 SP).
Fargo Davies (No. 6 seed)
Coach: Josh Issertell, first season at Davies
Record: 10-11-2, 8-9-2 North Dakota
State tournament history: Qualified for the 2013 and 2014 state tournaments as a co-op team with Fargo South and is making its third overall appearance.
Top players: Annika Mogck, Soph., F (21-9–30); Kylie Schafer, Fr., F (17-7–24); Megan Lorenz, Jr., F (13-11–24); Sydney Peterson, Fr., G (3.30 GAA, 87.2 SP).
- Compiled by Tom Mix
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