Adapted Soccer State Tournament, 2022: Dakota United wins PI Championship
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 5:21 PM
In a battle of No. 1 seeds, Dakota United avenged its 2021 loss to Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka. The Hawks came from behind and won 4-3 in this year’s title game.
Dakota United 4, Robbinsdale Armstrong/Hopkins/Mound Westonka 3
In a reversal of last year’s title game, Dakota United defeated Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka 4-3. The Robins won 7-5 in 2021.
Seventh-grade forward Anthony Dockter Jr. scored at 10:23 in the second half to put Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka up 3-1. But Dakota United senior forward Fiona Sitzmann took over from there, netting three goals in less than five minutes to secure the victory for the Hawks. Sitzmann scored all four goals in the game.
In addition to Dockter Jr, junior forward Jose Leon Estrada scored two goals for Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka.
This was the ninth championship for Dakota United. In addition to this year, they also won in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2017 and 2019.
Minneapolis South 9, Rochester 1
The Minneapolis South Tigers earned third-place honors after defeating the Rochester Raiders 9-1.
Junior forward Nick Staloch and senior midfielder Jamal Tyus paced the Tigers offense with four goals apiece. Sophomore midfielder Alton Gasper added two assists for Minneapolis South.
Senior Calvin Rowland scored the lone goal for Rochester.
Anoka-Hennepin 8, St. Paul Humboldt 4
In the consolation final, the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs met the St. Paul Humboldt Hawks, with the Mustangs coming away with an 8-4 victory. Senior forward Sophia Reither led Anoka-Hennepin, scoring three of the team’s goals. Ninth-grader Cord’e Bauer added two goals and an assist for the Mustangs.
Senior forward Dontae Willis and junior defender Stephanie Buse scored two goals apiece for St. Paul Humboldt. Willis also had one assist.