Adapted Soccer CI Division Wrap Up
Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 5:42 PM
Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington 6, Dakota United 3
In a back-and-forth battle, the CI Adapted Soccer State Tournament Championship was claimed by the Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington Blazing Cats, who defeated the Dakota United Hawks by a score of 6-3. Sophomore Caden Roseth would get the Blazing Cats on the board first with a goal assisted by teammate Miller Hertaus. They would not look back from there, holding onto a lead for the remainder of the game. A goal from Shane Baker made it 2-0 in favor of the Blazing Cats, but the Hawks would cut that lead in half before the break with a goal from Myles Johnson.
The teams traded goals to start the second half, but the Blazing Cats would later score three unanswered goals that propelled them to victory. Roseth led all players in the game with four goals and an assist. Hertaus and Baker had the other two goals for Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington.
In addition to Johnson’s goal for the Hawks, sophomore Mark Manwarren and junior Thomas Christopherson would also score. Sophomore goalie Kyle Jacobson was particularly busy in net, making 25 saves for the Hawks throughout the game.
Third Place Game
Park Center 14, Chaska/Chanhassen/Shakopee/Prior Lake 5
The Park Center Pirates took home the CI Division Adapted Soccer State Tournament Third Place trophy after scoring 14 goals, defeating the Chaska/Chanhassen/Shakopee/Prior Lake Shooting Stars. The Pirates scored two goals early in the first half and would lead 5-2 at the intermission. Their offense kicked into gear in the second frame, as they outscored the Shooting Stars 9-3 to secure the 14-5 win.
Senior Miracle Kromah provided an offensive spark for the Pirates, scoring a team-high eight goals in the win. Junior Gaetano Sanders also had multiple goals in the game for Park Center, finishing with three.
For the Shooting Stars, the junior pair of Luis Rudolph and Drew Hennen combined to score all five goals, as Rudolph finished with three goals and two assists and Hennen had a pair of goals.
Stillwater Area 14, South Suburban 6
In the Consolation Championship the Stillwater Ponies met the South Suburban Jets, with the Ponies coming away with a 14-6 victory. The Ponies took an early 2-1 lead, but would score the final five goals of the first half to lead 7-1 at the break. The Jets got their offense going in the second half, but it was not enough to erase the first half deficit.
First year Mason Mora-Clark led the Ponies, scoring 11 of the team’s 14 goals. Teammate Danny O’Rourke chipped in with six assists, as well as a goal. For the Jets, senior Gabe Imafidon tallied five goals on the day, and Jets’ goalie Gener Guzman made 17 saves in net.
Gabe Imafidon, South Suburban
Mason Mora-Clark, Stillwater
Luis Rudolph, Chaska/Chanhassen/Shakopee/Prior Lake
Drew Hennen, Chaska/Chanhassen/Shakopee/Prior Lake
Josh Klick, Park Center
Gaetano Sanders, Park Center
Kyle Johnson, Dakota United
Thomas Christopherson, Dakota United
Mark Manwarren, Dakota United
Miller Hertaus, Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington
Caleb Garvin, Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington
Caden Roseth, Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington