By DAVE PEDERSEN
Crow River News Sports
Wright County Soccer (WCS) club sent four teams to last week’s state youth soccer tournament.
Coached by Peter Grimm, the boys U13 C3 team played at state in Rochester. After winning its first bracket game the Strikers lost the next two games.
The team was 8-1-1 in the regular season, placing second in the West Division. A 2-0 playoff victory over the Fusion sent the team to state. The Strikers will move up to the C2 level next season.
Placing third at state in Blaine, the girls U11 Thunder team lost to eventual champion Shakopee, keeping it out of the finals. The Thunder won its next two games. Coached by Juan Torres the team placed 9-0-1 in the West District.
Steve Doimer coached the girls U14 C2 Storm that finished third at state. After earning a tie for first in the West District at 9-0-2, the Storm placed second in the playoffs to qualify for state in Shakopee.
The Storm went 1-1-1 at state, tying St. Croix Academy, losing to Lakeville and defeating North Suburban.
Andrew Taylor coached the girls U15 C2 Rage, a team that went undefeated at 10-0 in the regular season. The Rage scored 63 goals, allowing only two.
At the state tournament played in Shakopee, the Rage lost the first game against South St. Paul. A win and a tie in the next two games were good, but not good enough to advance from the bracket. The team ended up in fourth place at state.