The Como Park Boys Soccer Team won the St. Paul City Conference Championship and are heading to the state tournament after beating Blake School on Oct. 15. The Cougars will play Waseca in the quarterfinals of the state tournament this Friday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Louis Park high school.
The Cougars are heading to the top tourney with a record of 16-0-3. The first game is played at a neutral location, with semi-final and final matches at the Metrodome. Check the state high school league website for game details: mshsl.org.This is the second consecutive year that the Cougars won the city conference and the third win in the last five years. This season’s team was led by All-Conference co-captains Zach Lee, who led the defense, and Will Kidd, who led the team in scoring with 18 goals and nine assists. Joining them as All-Conference selections were Hsa D Moo, Seik Seik and Doug McCune-Zierath. All-Conference Honorable Mention was earned by Thor Will, Jacob Cohen and Abdikarin Diriye. This season’s varsity team was extremely hard-working and unselfish with every player making significant contributions to the team’s success and fun times, according to coach Eric Erickson. The younger Como boys soccer teams also saw sucecess this year. The Junior Varsity finished the season with a record of 13-2-1 and the C-Team finished at 9-3-2.