Top seeds sink Raiders, Beacons soccer

Two area prep soccer teams were able to win their first-round playoff games last week, but couldn't overcome the top-seeded squads in the second round. Here's a rundown of how the Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy soccer teams fared in the first week of the post-season.

Roseville girls

Despite winning only three games during the regular season, the Raiders were seeded sixth in Section 5AA. Roseville traveled to Mounds View for a quarterfinal match on Oct. 7.

Mounds View, which was a state tournament team a year ago, beat Roseville 3-0 during the regular season and produced a similar outcome in the post-season. The Mustangs ended Roseville's season with a 4-0 decision.

Roseville closed out the 2014 campaign with a record of 3-14.

Concordia Academy girls

The Beacons wound up as the ninth seed in Section 4A and played at eighth-seeded St. Croix Prep in the first round on Oct. 8. Concordia proved the section seeds wrong by beating the Lions 3-0.

Jillian Bloomer scored twice and Danielle Peterson once for the Beacons.

The victory sent Concordia to Saturday's quarterfinals and a match against top-seeded Hill-Murray. The Pioneers closed out the Beacons' season by beating them 4-0.

Hill-Murray joins Simley, St. Croix Lutheran and South St. Paul in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Concordia closed out its season with a record of 7-9.

Roseville boys

The Raiders wound up with the fourth seed in Section 6AA and opened the playoffs with a home game against fifth-seeded Robbinsdale Armstrong on Oct. 9. Roseville beat the Falcons 2-1 in overtime.

The victory advanced Roseville to the semifinals and a showdown with No. 1 seed Wayzata on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans edged the Raiders 1-0 and will play in the section championship match on Tuesday.

Roseville came from behind to beat Armstrong in the quarterfinals. Robbinsdale opened the scoring with a goal on a nifty passing play with 14:14 left in the first half.

For a team like the Raiders, overcoming a deficit can be difficult because they don't put up that many goals. Roseville scored more than one goal in a game just twice during the regular season.

Roseville took the first step in the comeback process when Kilimba Dyauli scored off an assist from Jose Galicia eight minutes into the second half. That would turn out to be the last goal of regulation.

Overtime in the post-season is different than it is during the regular season, where two five-minute sessions are played regardless of how many goals are scored. In the playoffs, overtime is played in a "golden goal" scenario where a goal ends the game.

Boyenneh Robertson ended the game when he scored on a free kick from about 25 yards. Armstrong keeper John Slack got his hands on the ball but it spun away from him into the net for the game-winning goal.

It was the second consecutive 2-1 victory for the Raiders, who closed out the regular season with a 2-1 win over White Bear Lake.

On Saturday, Roseville traveled to fifth-ranked Wayzata for its second match-up this season against the Trojans. Wayzata won the first game 2-1 on Sept. 2.

Game two was even closer as the two teams waged a scoreless battle into the second overtime session. Midway through OT No. 2, the Trojans scored the golden goal to advance to the section final and end Roseville's season.

Wayzata hosts third-seeded St. Louis Park for the Section 6AA title on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Roseville ends its season with a record of 6-9-1.

Concordia Academy boys

The Beacons were seeded eighth in Section 5A and hosted ninth-seeded Minneapolis Edison in the first round on Oct. 7. The Tommies pulled off the upset by beating Concordia Academy 2-1.

Edison went on to lose 7-1 to top-seeded DeLaSalle in the section quarterfinals on Oct. 9.

DeLaSalle, Columbia Heights, St. Paul Washington and Totino-Grace were the four teams still alive in the section tournament entering Tuesday’s semifinals.

Concordia Academy wrapped up its season with a record of 3-9-4.

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Section 5AA girls soccer playoffs

Centennial 8, Osseo 1
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village 5,    Champlin Park 1
Mounds View 3, Roseville 0
Maple Grove 3, Irondale 2

Centennial 6, Spring Lake Park/    St. Anthony Village 0
Mounds View 1, Maple Grove 0

Championship match, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Mounds View at Centennial

Section 4A girls soccer playoffs

First round
Concordia Academy 3, St. Croix Prep 0
New Life Academy 6, St. Paul Johnson 0
Simley 8, St. Paul Humboldt 0
St. Agnes 3, St. Paul Washington 0
St. Croix Lutheran 5, St. Paul Harding 0
Mounds Park Academy 3, St. Paul Como Park 1

Hill-Murray 4, Concordia Academy 0
Simley 5, New Life Academy 0
St. Croix Lutheran 1, St. Agnes 0
South St. Paul 4, Mounds Park Academy 0

Semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Simley at Hill-Murray
St. Croix Lutheran at South St. Paul

Championship match, Thursday, time TBA at highest remaining seed

Section 6AA boys soccer playoffs

Wayzata 3, Robbinsdale Cooper 0
Roseville 2, Robbinsdale Armstrong 1, OT
St. Louis Park 2, Minneapolis Southwest 1
Minneapolis South 1, Hopkins 0

Wayzata 1, Roseville 0
St. Louis Park 2, Minneapolis South 1

Championship match, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
St. Louis Park at Wayzata

Section 5A boys soccer playoffs

First round
Minneapolis Edison 2, Concordia Academy 1
Columbia Heights 3, PACT Charter School 0
Legacy Christian Academy 5,    Minneapolis Patrick Henry 1
Heritage Christian Academy 1, Brooklyn Center 0
Fridley 4, Maranatha Christian Academy 1

DeLaSalle 7, Minneapolis Edison 1
Columbia Heights 4, Legacy Christian Academy 1
Totino-Grace 1,    Heritage Christian Academy 0, OT
St. Paul Washington 4, Fridley 1

Semifinals, Tuesday at Osseo High School
Columbia Heights vs. DeLaSalle
Totino-Grace vs. St. Paul Washington

Championship match, Thursday, 5 p.m. at Maple Grove High School


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