Girls’ soccer team going to State for fifth time in last six years


Morgan Williams

The now state-bound girls’ soccer team huddles up before a home game this season.

The BSM girls’ soccer team is headed to the State A Tournament for the fifth time in the last six years after a 5-1 win over Totino-Grace in the Section 5A Championship on Thursday, October 20.  Sophomore Amanda Cassidy opened the scoring for the Red Knights with a goal assisted by senior captain and Ms. Soccer nominee Maren Noble.  After the Eagles scored early in the second half to make it 1-1, the Red Knights then scored four unanswered goals, with junior Vivian Shinall having two, Cassidy scoring another, and Noble recording a goal of her own to seal the Section 5A Championship for the Red Knights.

After achieving an 11-4-1 record during the regular season, the Section 5A Playoffs began for BSM with an impressive 9-0 shutout of Prairie Seeds Academy on Thursday, October 13, followed by a close 1-0 win over Robbinsdale Cooper two days later.  The team then beat Blake School in decisive 4-1 fashion before clinching their ticket to the State A Tournament with the victory over Totino-Grace.  

As for the Red Knights in the State A Tournament, the opponent, date, time, and location for their Quarterfinal game has yet to be determined, but the tournament is set to begin on Tuesday, October 25.  The semifinal and championship games will be played at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.