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Soccer State Tournament, 2022: Day 1 Recap: Quarterfinals

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:41 PM

2022 Soccer Tournament News

Unseeded Mounds View needed two pieces of late heroics to record the upset of the early tournament with a 3-2 shootout victory over top-seeded Wayzata in the Class AAA quarterfinals of the Minnesota State High School League’s Girls Soccer State Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Kuhlman Stadium in Edina.

Senior midfielder Emily Johnson scored a tying goal late in the second half to force overtime and the Mustangs outlasted the previously unbeaten Trojans to record a 2-1 edge in the penalty-kick tie-breaking procedure to earn a spot in the big-school semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Following two scoreless overtime sessions, a shootout was needed to break the tie and declare a winner.

Senior forward Celine Klum opened the scoring in the shootout on Mounds View’s fourth attempt. Wayzata kept pace when junior midfielder El Novak scored on the Trojans’ fifth attempt. The shootout went to an extra round and junior defender Emily Gregory was successful on Mounds View’s sixth attempt. Wayzata, which entered the state tournament 17-0-1, was not able to extend the shootout on its sixth attempt.

Senior forward Yasmeen Abed gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead in the first half, but the Trojans answered with goals from junior midfielder Amya Conway and sophomore defender Ava Nayar, respectively, that gave Wayzata a 2-1 lead.

In the other Class AAA girls quarterfinal, freshman forward Rylee Lawrence won a footrace with a Lakeville South defender and sliced in a short-range shot with less than 24 minutes remaining in regulation time to give Stillwater the only goal it would need in a 1-0 victory at White Bear Lake. Stillwater (17-2-0), the defending big-school champion, advances to the semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 2 against the winner between No. 2 Rosemount and unseeded St. Michael-Albertville. Those two schools will play on Wednesday in the quarterfinals at Irondale High School.


Class AA

Freshman midfielder Ellen Neuharth scored two goals to help power No. 2-seeded Holy Angels to 5-0 victory over Zimmerman in the Class AA quarterfinals at White Bear Lake High School. Senior Elizabeth Pierce gave the Stars (18-2-0) a three-goal margin on a header goal with 8.2 seconds left in the first half.

Class A

Junior forward Maggie Mixon scored goals 35 seconds apart in the first half to send Breck to a 3-0 victory over Rochester Lourdes at Eden Prairie High School.



Class AAA

Senior forward Chris Frantz scored a first-half goal and that was enough for No. 2 Maple Grove to record a 2-1 victory over Rochester Mayo at Farmington High School.

In the other big-school quarterfinal, top-seeded Wayzata cruised to a 3-0 victory over St. Michael-Albertville behind goals from senior forward Joe Highfield, sophomore forward Kieran Mahan and junior midfielder Miles Redmond. The Trojans (17-1-2) advance to the Class AAA semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium where it awaits the winner between No. 4 Edina and No. 5 Andover who play Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the quarterfinals.

Class AA

Junior midfielder Jacob Dinzeo scored a goal in each half to spark top-seeded Hill-Murray to a 4-0 victory over Austin in the Class AA quarterfinals at Farmington High School.

Class A

Sophomore forward Brason Orrey scored in the 74th minute to send unseeded Legacy Christian to a 1-0 victory over No. 3 Rochester Lourdes at Eden Prairie High School.

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