Owatonna Will Face No. 2 Wayzata at State Soccer Tournament Tuesday
The Huskies will start play at the boys state soccer tournament Tuesday at 5:30PM against No. 2 Wayzata at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park.
The Trojans are historically a soccer powerhouse. This is their 13th state tournament appearance. They won state titles in 1985 and 2005. Wayzata finished second five times, including in 2014. They did not make it to state last year.
Wayzata (16-0-3) is the No. 2 seed and were ranked second in the final poll of the season. They are averaging three goals a game and holding their opponents to less than one. The Trojans outscored their section foes 12-2. The only common opponent is Minnetonka. OHS beat the Skippers 1-0. The Trojans swept them 2-1 and 1-0.
Owatonna (11-7-1) has won six straight and captured their third section title in five years with a 2-1 overtime victory against Farmington last Tuesday. OHS has outscored their playoff opponents 8-2. Huskies senior Daniel Keller was named All-State First Team on Sunday and will be invited to play in the Senior Classic. Senior goalkeeper Aidan Buryska was named All-State Second Team.
Tuesday's match can be heard on KRFO AM 1390. The winner advances to U.S. Bank Stadium for the semifinals Monday, October 31. There is no consolation bracket for the losing team.
State AA boys soccer quarterfinals at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School
Tuesday, October 25
No. 2 seed Wayzata (16-0-3) vs. Owatonna (11-7-1), 5:30PM
No. 3 Edina (15-3-1) vs. Burnsville (10-7-1), 7:30PM
Wednesday, October 26
No. 4 Andover (14-2-2) vs. No. 5 Moorhead (16-2), 5:30PM
No. 1 Stillwater (19-0) vs. Mounds View (9-10-1), 7:30PM