Adapted Soccer State Tournament, 2022: Day 1 Recap
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2022 - 10:34 PM
Three of the top seeds advanced to the semifinals in the PI and CI Divisions of the 2022 Adapted Soccer State Tournament. Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and Dakota United advanced in PI and Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville advanced in CI. Stillwater/Mahtomedi upset top-seeded Park Center in the CI Division.
Champions will be crowned at Stillwater Area High School on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and Minneapolis South will meet in the first PI championship semifinal game and Rochester and Dakota United will meet in the second.
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka made short work of St. Paul Humboldt in the opening PI quarterfinal. The Robins defeated the Hawks 12-5 behind eight goals from junior forward Jose Leon Estada. Senior forward Dontae Willis tallied all five goals for Humboldt. Minneapolis South got three goals from freshman forward Nick Staloch and the Tigers went on to defeat Park Center 4-0.
In the final quarterfinal of the evening, Rochester defeated Anoka-Hennepin 3-2 after the Raiders notched the winning goal late in the second half. Dakota United advanced to the semifinals after receiving a bye in the first round.
Stillwater/Mahtomedi will face off against Dakota United in the first semifinal on Saturday. St. Cloud Area and Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville will meet in the second.
Stillwater/Mahtomedi pulled off an upset in the first CI quarterfinal, defeating top-seeded Park Center 7-6. Sophomore forward Mason Mora-Clark struck six times for the Ponies. Junior forward Alec Singh paced the Pirates with three goals.
In other CI quarterfinal action, St. Cloud Area narrowly defeated Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee 4-2 and Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville beat St. Paul Johnson 10-4. Junior defender Maria McKnight and sophomore forward Gracie Schraut had two goals apiece for the St. Cloud Crush. Junior forward Riley Deutsch paced Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville with four goals.
Dakota United advanced with an 11-0 victory over North/Tartan.