The Millers head to St. Cloud for the first semifinal match of the AA state soccer tournament, taking on the fourth-seeded Anoka Tornadoes. Student fan buses leave November 2 at 1:00. Match starts at 3:00pm at St. Cloud State’s Husky Stadium.
State Tournament Semifinal
November 2, 2015 • 3:00pm • St. Cloud State Husky Stadium
|Washburn Goals: J. Louis (Wells)|
From the Match Preview
The Millers, now 12-4-3, are on a tear at the end of the season, having outscored opponents 37-5 since October 1. On the way to state, the Millers defeated St. Louis Park, 3-0, #1 section seed Wayzata, 2-1, and #2 section seed Minneapolis Southwest, 2-1. In their overtime win over number one seed Minnetonka last week, the Millers stifled Mr. Soccer Suad Suljic and slowed down a potently quick Minnetonka counterattack, dominating the Skippers in the first half but letting in two quick goals in the second half that ultimately made the match close. The Millers have one of the stingiest defenses in Minnesota high school soccer and a powerful scoring trio of Juan Louis, Henry Stevens, and Mitch Taylor.
Anoka is 15-3-2 entering the semifinals, having defeated St. Francis, Blaine, and Duluth East in sectional playoffs. The Tornadoes edged out Eagan 2-1 in the state tournament quarterfinal. Anoka is the defending AA champions and return twelve players from last year’s state tournament squad.
Miller captains have declared a #WhiteOut for the match, so wear white, bring the Burn, be there in force. It’s Our Time!
Head Coach: Aaron Percy
Assistant Coaches: Sean Keir; Steve Alexander
Principal: Rhonda Dean
Athletic Director: Reggie Perkins
Head Coach: Pete Hayes
Assistant Coach: Clint Seul; Todd Springer; Wayne Becklin
Principal: Mike Farley
Athletic Director: Gwendolyn Poore