Soccer: Elk boys seeded 3rd in 8AA, will host Tech

The Elk River  boys soccer team was seeded third in Section 8AA which starts Thursday with the Elks hosting St. Cloud Tech.

Anoka got the top seed and St. Michael-Albertville No. 2.

The Elks, who’ve won the section the last two years, finished ahead of Anoka in the NWSC standings but lost to the Tornadoes 2-1 head-to-head. The Elks eat STMA 4-2 but the Knights have a better record.

Rogers was seeded seventh and will  play at STMA.

In the top bracket Thursday, No. 1 Anoka (9-3-4) hosts No. 8 Brainerd (3-9-2) and No. 4 Buffalo (11-4-1) hosts No. 5 Moorhead (13-2-1).

In the bottom bracket, No. 2 STMA (10-4-2) hosts No. 7 Rogers (3-12-1) and No. 3 Elk River (8-8-0) hosts No. 6 St. Cloud Tech (7-6-3).

Semifinals will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at the high seeds, and the finals will be held Tuesday, 4 or 7 p.m., at the high seed.

Seeds are crucial, as the whole tournament this year will be played at high seeds. The finals were played at St.Cloud State the last two years.