Defending the goal has been a consistent theme for the Coon Rapids girls’ soccer team all season. The Section 7AA top-seeded Cardinals posted its ninth shutout of the season and third over the last four games in a 1-0 win (3-1 shootout) against No. 4 seed St. Francis Saturday afternoon in Coon Rapids.
Coon Rapids girls’ soccer (5-3-1) has three losses on its schedule, two against teams ranked in the latest state coaches association poll, but it’s a lack of scoring that has coach Jeff DeJoy concerned.
For the first time in three seasons, Coon Rapids (7-2, 10-3) didn’t win the Northwest Suburban Conference girls’ lacrosse title after a 9-7 loss to Robbinsdale Armstrong (9-0, 11-1) in the final regular season game at Cardinals Stadium May 25.