Top-seeded Lourdes teams advance
Lourdes had its top-seeded section soccer teams advance in both boys and girls action on Thursday.
While the Eagles were moving on in Section 1A play, just one of the Rochester public teams was able to survive in the quarterfinals of Section 1AA.
In Class A quarterfinal action, the Lourdes boys Lourdes notched its fifth straight shutout and advanced to the semifinals with a 4-0 win over Albert Lea.
The Lourdes girls received two goals from Morgan Maiers in a 4-0 win over No. 9 Dover-Eyota. The victory improved the Eagles to 15-1-1 as the team posted its 11th shutout win of the season.
The two Lourdes teams will now play back-to-back games on Saturday at Rochester Regional Sports Stadium. The Eagles girls will play at noon followed by the boys at 2 p.m.
• Mayo was the only public city school to advance in Class AA. In boys play, the Spartans won their sixth straight game with a 2-0 win over Owatonna. Mayo, the No. 3 seed, received a shutout from senior goalie Justin Aldrich, his fourth in five games. The Spartans play at Lakeville South on Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Century boys were eliminated 1-0 by second-seeded Lakeville South.
John Marshall, the No. 8 seed, saw its season end at 0-13-3 with a 7-0 setback to top-seeded Lakeville North.
• The Century girls saw their season end in overtime with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to No. 4 Owatonna. Century, the No. 5 seed, closes with a 10-8 record after having its six-game winning streak snapped.
Lakeville North, the No. 1-seeded team in Section 1AA and the top-ranked team in the state, eliminated the eighth-seeded Mayo girls 4-0. North scored three times in the first half.
The John Marshall girls, the No. 7 seed, finish with a 6-9-1 record after suffering a 3-1 loss to No. 2 Lakeville South.