Coaches can’t score goals, or prevent them, but every so often they become the top story line. Such was the case earlier this season when Benilde-St. Margaret’s Ken Pauly and Eden Prairie’s Lee Smith each reached the 500-win plateau in a span of a few days.
As is often the case, Pauly and Smith each have top-10 ranked teams in Class 2A — Benilde-St. Margaret’s is No. 7, and Eden Prairie sits at No. 3.
With six players committed to Division I universities, Eden Prairie (16-5-1, 6-2-0) may have the most top-end talent in the state. The Eagles, however, have gone 3-3-0 in their last six games, which includes a 3-1 stumble to Minnetonka last Saturday.