THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
WOODBURY 3, PARK 0
It was a rematch between two conference teams for a spot in the section finals. The No. 2 seed Woodbury hosted No. 3 seed Park in a boys' soccer section semifinal game on Thursday night.
The Royals were able to win 3-2 during the regular season against the Wolfpack and Woodbury was able to win again on Thursday night with a 3-0 score.
Devin Padelford started the scoring for the Royals in the first half with a goal and the score remained 1-0 at the half in favor of Woodbury.
The Woodbury players were able to widen that lead in second half as Austin Williams scored a goal and Padelford scored his second goal of the night to make it a 3-0 game.
The 3-0 lead was plenty for the Woodbury defense as goalie Dominic Cuoco saved three shots and the Royals were able to shut down the Wolfpack's offense throughout the entire 80 minutes of play.
The win on Thursday keeps Woodbury's season alive as the Royals prepare for the section finals on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. with a familiar team. Woodbury will face off against No. 1 seed and rival East Ridge for a spot in the state tournament.
These two battled in the regular season, but the Raptors were able to earn the win. The section final game will be at East Ridge High School since the Raptors have the higher seed.
STILLWATER 4, WOODBURY 0
The Woodbury girls' soccer team traveled to the No. 1 seed Stillwater on Thursday night for a section semifinal game. The Royals came in with momentum after upsetting No. 4 seed Henry Sibley in the quarterfinals of section play.
The Royals weren't able to stay with Stillwater and fell 4-0 to end their season in the semifinals.
The Ponies scored two goals in the first half and another two goals in the second half to complete that 4-0 score, but the Royals had a strong season. Woodbury finished the year with a record of 4-8-2 and a conference record of 2-6-1.
The Royals will graduate nine seniors, but they also return a handful of impactful players from this 2019 season.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
WOODBURY 5, WHITE BEAR LAKE 0
The Woodbury boys' soccer team was able to host the opening round of the section 4AA tournament as they were awarded the No. 2 seed. The Royals took on No. 7 seed White Bear Lake on Tuesday night and they were able to not only shut out the Bears, but dominate offensively to earn the 5-0 win.
The scoring was split between the two halves as Woodbury scored two goals in the first half and another three goals in the second half to put the game out of reach.
The Royals had three players record goals for them on the night as Mohammed Musa scored a goal and Enrique Rios and Austin Williams each scored two goals. Devin Padelford, Asher Kelley and Jordan Michaels each earned an assist in the game, while Dylan Felth recorded two assists in the win.
Along with a strong offense, the Woodbury defense was just as strong as the Royals added another shut out game for the season. Goalie Dominic Cuoco has been the starting goalie for the Royals throughout the second half of the season as Williams has become a key player for Woodbury offensively.
Cuoco saved four goals on Tuesday night and the Royals are preparing for the section semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 10, at a time to be determined later at Woodbury High School. The Royals will play No. 3 seed Park in the semifinals, which is a team that they defeated 3-2 in the regular season.
WOODBURY 1, HENRY SIBLEY 0
The Woodbury girls' soccer team traveled to Henry Sibley on Tuesday night in the opening round of the section 4AA tournament. The Royals were the underdogs, according to seeds, as they were the No. 5 seed and Henry Sibley held the No. 4 seed.
Woodbury wasn't ready to finish its season on Tuesday and fought a hard game to earn the 1-0 victory over Henry Sibley and advance to the semifinals.
The Royals kept the game tied at 0-0 in the first half, but scored a goal in the second half to take the lead. That goal was the only goal needed to determine a winner, but a strong defense helped Woodbury reach that final score.
Woodbury will take the momentum from this win and hit the road once again on Thursday, Oct. 10, at a time to be determined later as the Royals play at No. 1 Stillwater. The Ponies were able to win 3-0 in the regular season over the Royals.