Mounds View soccer climbing in the rankings

Four schools have both of their soccer teams ranked in the top 10 of the coaches polls this week. Three are from the Lake Conference but the fourth is located much further east.

Mounds View is the fourth school and when combining the rankings of the two teams comes out as the highest-ranked soccer school in Class AA.

The Mustangs' boys team is ranked third this week and the girls team is second. Both teams have identical 5-0-1 records and had similar results in their games last week.

The boys team, which has won five in a row since opening the season with a tie against Wayzata, opened Suburban East Conference play on Sept. 8 with a 4-1 victory over Forest Lake. The Mustangs also beat Mahtomedi 4-1 in a non-conference game on Sept. 10.

The girls team also topped Forest Lake and Mahtomedi last week. Mounds View blanked Forest Lake 5-0 and bounced Mahtomedi 4-1. The only non-victory on the Mustangs' schedule thus far was a tie against fifth-ranked Burnsville.

Both teams are in action twice this week. The boys team hosts Roseville on Thursday and eighth-ranked Park Center on Saturday.

The girls team also hosts Roseville on Thursday and then Maple Grove on Saturday. Maple Grove began the season ranked fourth but dropped out the top 10 last week.

—Brian Meyers


Class AA boys soccer coaches poll (Sept. 13)
1 — North St. Paul
2 — Minnetonka
3 — Mounds View
4 — Edina
5 — Stillwater
6 — Maple Grove
7 — East Ridge
8 — Park Center
9 — Wayzata
10 — Minneapolis Southwest
Also receiving votes: Eagan

Class AA girls soccer coaches poll (Sept. 13)
1 — Eagan
2 — Mounds View
3 (tie) — Lakeville North
3 (tie) — Burnsville
5 — Wayzata
6 — Eden Prairie
7 — Minnetonka
8 — Eastview
9 — Park of Cottage Grove
10 — Chanhassen

Also receiving votes: Hopkins, Maple Grove, Park-Cottage Grove, Prior Lake, Rosemount

 

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