Girls soccer playoffs

The three Bulletin-area high school girls soccer teams went a combined 1-3 in the section playoffs last week.



The eighth-seeded Knights faced a tall task in their Section 5AA quarterfinal on Oct. 13. They faced top-seeded and ninth-ranked Centennial, which had beaten Irondale 6-0 during the regular season.

That score must have suited the Cougars because they beat the Knights by that same score in the playoffs.

Irondale finishes the season with a record of 2-15.


Mounds View

At one point this season, the Mustangs were ranked as high as No. 2 in the state in Class AA after starting the season 4-0-1. A four-game losing streak late in the regular season knocked the Mustangs out of the top 10 and dropped them to third in the Section 4AA seedings.

By falling to third, Mounds View was forced to go on the road in the section semifinals and that’s where the season came to an end. The Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision to second-seeded East Ridge.

Earlier in the season, Mounds View topped the Raptors 3-2 in overtime for its last victory before the losing streak. The Mustangs ended the skid by beating Park-Cottage Grove 3-0 in the final match of the regular season.

Mounds View opened the playoffs with a 4-0 victory over sixth-seeded Roseville on Oct. 11. Emma Bangert led the Mustangs  attack with a hat trick and Kaitlin Manning scored Mounds View’s other goal.

Mounds View finishes the season with a record of 11-6-1.


Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village 

The Panthers drew the fifth seed in Section 5AA and traveled to fourth-seeded Coon Rapids for a quarterfinal on Oct. 13. The Cardinals, as they did in the regular season, shut out the Panthers.

Coon Rapids won the playoff game 1-0 to advance to the semifinals. During the regular season, Coon Rapids beat the Panthers 2-0.

Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village finishes the regular season 2-12-3.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


Section 4AA girls soccer playoffs


Match 1  Stillwater 3, Tartan 0

Match 2  White Bear Lake 2, Woodbury 1

Match 3  Mounds View 4, Roseville 0

Match 4  East Ridge 5, North 0


Match 5  Stillwater 1, White Bear Lake 0

Match 6  East Ridge 2, Mounds View 0

Championship, Oct. 18, 5 p.m.

Match 7  East Ridge at Stillwater


Section 5AA girls soccer playoffs


Match 1  Centennial 6, Irondale 0

Match 2  Coon Rapids 1, Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village 0

Match 3  Champlin Park 5, Park Center 2

Match 4  Maple Grove 6, Osseo 0

Semifinals, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Match 5  Coon Rapids at Centennial

Match 6  Champlin Park at Maple Grove

Championship match, Oct. 20

Match 7  Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner at higher seed


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