Soccer Ball

Battle-tested Waconia is not the fourth-best team in Section 2A girls soccer and they showed that in a 4-0 quarterfinal victory over 15-win Southwest Christian Oct. 12.

The loss was the first since Sept. 9, a stretch in which the Stars won 11 straight games, outscoring opponents 46-2.

Waconia, now 11-2-4 overall, played a mix of Class A and AA teams, playing to draws with Section 2A top seed Mankato West as well as Shakopee, Orono and ranked Benilde-St. Margaret.

Madeline Charbonneau scored twice for Waconia, which led 3-0 at halftime. Chanda Breeggemann also found the net for the Wildcats.

Southwest Christian finished the season with a 15-3 record.

Waconia will play No. 8 seed New Ulm, a 2-1 upset winner over Mankato West, in a semifinal on Tuesday, Oct. 15.


Tied at one in overtime, third seed Fairmont got the game-winner, a 2-1 quarterfinal win over No. 6 seed Holy Family Catholic Oct. 12. The game time temperature was near freezing.

It was the 13th win in 16 matches for the Cardinals.

Rayah Quiring gave Fairmont a 1-0 lead at halftime.

No other scoring was available.

Holy Family Catholic finished the season with a 10-8 record.

Fairmont plays St. Peter, a 1-0 winner over Mankato East, in the Section 2A semifinals Oct. 15.


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