Andover girls soccer earned its first trip to the state tournament after edging Coon Rapids 1-0 (4-2 in the shoot-out) for the Section 7AA title Oct. 15.
Andover sophomore Maddison Griess scored five minutes, five seconds into overtime as the No. 3 seeded Huskies (8-8-1) eliminated No. 6 Anoka 2-1 in a hard-fought Section 7AA girls’ soccer quarterfinal game at Huskies Stadium Oct. 10.
For the first time since 2005 and third time since 1985, Blaine is at the top of the Northwest Suburban Conference boys’ soccer standings.
Winning traditions are something that take time to build and develop and over the last eight seasons under the direction of now Stillwater head coach Jake Smothers, Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village boys’ soccer developed quite a reputation for winning and being a very tough opponent to eliminate from section play.
One year after making it the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III National Tournament, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College women’s soccer team is once again making progress toward the ultimate goal: a national championship.
Eighth-ranked Anoka-Ramsey Golden Rams men’s soccer program has grown a lot in four seasons.
The team is coming off a 10-2-3 overall record and 5-0-1 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference’s Southern Division was within one win of reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Tournament before losing to a club from the Chicago, Ill.-area after being ranked as high as fourth in the nation.
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.
About midway thought the season and coach Paul Anderla has the Anoka girls’ soccer team 2-3-0 (3-5-0 overall) and in sixth place in the Northwest Suburban Conference.