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Park boys soccer: Irish oust Wolfpack from section tournament

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Park boys soccer: Irish oust Wolfpack from section tournament
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The youth-filled Park boys soccer team fell 1-0 to Rosemount in the opening round of the Section 3AA tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Rosemount.

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Park, the fifth seed in the eight-team section, finished the year 5-10-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the Suburban East Conference. Rosemount, the fourth seed in the section advanced to the section semifinals, where the Irish (7-6-4) fell to top-seeded Eagan 1-0 in Eagan. The Wildcats face No. 2 seed Eastview in the section championship.

Park graduates eight seniors: goalie and captain Nick Perry and fellow captain Matt Goecke, along with Arik Kruzeski, Austin Thurmes, Zach Olson, Brett VanDenAvond, Blake Lawver and Mitchell Meier.

—Patrick Johnson

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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