Adapted Soccer State Tournament, 2022: Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville Wins CI Championship
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 7:58 PM
The Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville Blazing Cats defended their CI title after defeating Dakota United for a second consecutive year. The final score was 7-4.
Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 7, Dakota United 4
For a second consecutive year, Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington defeated Dakota United in the CI title game. The Blazing Cats won 6-3 last year and 7-4 this year. The score was 4-2 with five minutes remaining in the first half, but junior forward Caden Roseth struck with 1:20 left in the half to give the Blazing Cats a 5-2 edge at the break.
The teams traded goals in the second half, with Dakota United junior forward Mark Manwarren pulling the Hawks within 6-3 with 8:18 remaining. The score stayed steady until Roseth struck for his sixth goal and final goal, pushing the Blazing Cats’ lead to 7-3. The Hawks managed one more goal with 1:09 left in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Burnsville/Lakeville/Farmington’s advantage.
Four different players scored for Dakota United: ninth-grade forward Myles Johnson, sophomore forward Ada Kramer, senior forward Andrew Nathe and senior defender Thomas Christopherson.
This was the third overall championship for Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville. In addition to last year, the Blazing Cats also won in 2013.
Stillwater/Mahtomedi 7, St. Cloud Area 2
The Stillwater/Mahtomedi Ponies took home the third-place trophy after defeating St. Cloud Area 7-2. Sophomore forward Mason Mora-Clark provided the offensive spark for the Ponies, scoring a team-high six goals in the win. Sophomore forward Chase McCann netted the remaining goal for Stillwater/Mahtomedi.
Junior defender Maria McKnight and junior forward Dalten Huberty accounted for St. Cloud Area’s goals.
St. Paul Johnson 8, Park Center 7
St. Paul Johnson defeated Park Center 9-8, behind four goals from senior Jesus Guiterrez. Ninth-grader Gabriel Morales netted a pair of goals for the Governors and junior James Brown tallied two goals and one assist.
Senior center Gaetano Sanders led Park Center with four goals and junior forward Emilio Hernandez had three assists.