Soccer: Elk boys thump Rogers 4-1 in playoff opener

Rogers’ Isaah Aanerud scored on a penalty kick. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Rogers’ Isaah Aanerud scored on a penalty kick. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

By Bruce Strand

bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com

 

Grant Tesdahl and Joey Benz pumped in two goals apiece as Elk River-Zimmerman ousted Rogers 4-1 in the Section 8AA quarterfinal on Thursday evening.

The No. 2 seeded Elks (8-7-1) will  host No. 3 St. Michael-Albertville (11-3-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The other semifinal will have No. 1 Moorhead (12-2-1) hosting No. 4 St. Cloud Tech (12-4-1).

Tesdahl, junior midfielder with just one goal previously, got the Elks started with an unlikely shot launched from the corner. He ripped the ball over the goalkeeper, CJ Rice, into t he back of the net.

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