Adapted Soccer State Tournament set for two-day event
Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:43 PM
For nearly three decades, the Minnesota State High School League has sponsored Adapted Athletics programming in soccer, floor hockey, bowling and softball. This fall, it is soccer takes center stage with championships at stake in two divisions on Friday at Saturday at Stillwater High School.
The tournament held annually since 1993, with the exception of 2020 when a global pandemic cancelled the event, features the CI (Cognitively Impaired) and the PI (Physically Impaired) divisions. In the CI Division, Park Center is the top seed in the North Region and Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington is in the lower bracket as the top seed in the South Region. In the PI Division, longtime powers Dakota United and Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka are the top two seeds, respectively. They will have first-round byes.
Here is a look at the first-round matchups:
1N Park Center (8-0-0) vs. 4S South Suburban (4-3-1), 5 p.m.
2S Dakota United (6-1-1) vs. 3N South Washington County (3-5-0), 6:30 p.m.
2N St. Cloud Area (7-1-1) vs. 3S Chaska/Chanhassen/Shakopee/Prior Lake (5-1-2), 6:30 p.m.
1S Lakeville/Burnsville/Farmington (6-0-0) vs. 4N Stillwater Area (3-1-4), 6:30 p.m.
No. 2 Robbinsdale/Hopkins (5-0-0), bye
No. 6 Anoka-Hennepin (0-5-0) vs. No. 3 St. Paul Humboldt (2-3-0), 5 p.m.
No. 5 Rochester (1-4-0) vs. No. 4 Minneapolis South (2-4-0), 5 p.m.
No. 1 Dakota United (6-0-0), bye
Did you know?
· The championship games will be streamed live by School Space Media at no charge. You can find the stream at www.prepspotlight.tv
· In the first CI championship game in 1993, North Suburban scored 21 goals, a team record that still stands.
· St. Cloud Area’s Marcelli Kombo scored a single-game record 10 goals in the 2011 CI Division tournament.
· The longest-standing record in the PI Division was set in 1994 when Minneapolis South’s Robert Fink scored 10 goals in a game.