Section finals not kind to Mounds View soccer teams

The soccer teams at Mounds View High School both had a shot at a state-tournament berth last week, but wound up falling short. 

Mounds View's boys team took on top-seeded Maple Grove in the Section 5AA final on Oct. 14, but couldn't contain the Crimson. Maple Grove scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the game to put the Mustangs in a hole. That hole never got any smaller as Maple Grove added an insurance goal midway through the second half to make the final score 3-0.

Maple Grove, ranked No. 2 in the final state coaches poll, is one of three undefeated teams in the tournament and is seeded second. East Ridge is also unbeaten and drew the No. 1 seed while Minnetonka is the third seed and has no losses and two ties on its record.

On the girls' side, Mounds View battled top-seeded Centennial for the Section 5AA crown on Oct. 14 but lost 2-0. 

The Mustangs had the more sustained offensive attack in the first half, but couldn't get one past the Cougars. In the second half, Centennial carried more of the play and broke through for the first goal of the game 14 minutes into the half on a header off of a corner kick.

The score stayed 1-0 until late in the second half when Centennial scored on a breakaway with three minutes to play.

Centennial has only one loss so far this season and drew the No. 4 seed in the state tournament. The Cougars face fifth-seeded Cretin-Derham Hall on Tuesday.

--Brian Meyers


Section 5AA boys soccer playoffs

Maple Grove 6, Irondale 0
Park Center 5, Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village 3
Osseo 6, Prairie Seeds Academy 1
Mounds View 3, Champlin Park 0
Maple Grove 1, Park Center 0
Mounds View 1, Osseo 0
Championship match
Maple Grove 3, Mounds View 0

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
Centennial 2, Mounds View 0



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