Elk River-Zimmerman boys soccer

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor There’s probably several reasons to become a goalkeeper. Maybe you enjoy having much depend upon you. Maybe it’s wearing a snazzy jersey of your own choosing. Maybe you want to avoid about 5 miles per match like your teammates. For Cody Christ, though, it came down to one simple thing. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor (Written with reports from John Sherman from the site.) In a state tournament duel of two teams depending heavily on their goalkeepers, the Edina Hornets prevailed 1-0 over Elk River-Zimmerman in Cottage Grove on Thursday evening. Trip Adams had the lone goal, in the first half, and Tanner Morrison [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River-Zimmerman boys soccer team faces a methodical, efficient Edina Hornets squad in the state Class AA boys soccer tournament. The Elks (13-3-3) and No. 2 seeded Hornets (14-2-3) will duel Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Park High School in Cottage Grove. Elk coach Aaron Lindquist assesses Edina as [...]

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The Elk River girls will face Minnetonka and the boys will face Edina in the state soccer tournaments. The girls will play at St. Cloud State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and the boys will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Park-Cottage Grove. Neither Elk team was among the five seeded in a vote of coaches. [...]

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Elk River and Andover, both of the Northwest Suburban Conference, are the only Class AA schools with state tournament teams in both boys and girls soccer. The Elk River boys, paired with Zimmerman, and the Elk River girls won Section 8AA championships, in each case with a finals victory over a team that beat them [...]

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Jordan Griffin notched the lone goal of the match as Elk River-Zimmerman squeezed past St. Cloud Tech 1-0 in the Section 8AA semifinals at home Saturday. The No. 2 seeded Elks (12-3-3) advanced to the section finals against No. 1 Anoka (13-3-2),  which beat No. 4 Moorhead 4-2. That match will be held Tuesday, 7 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joey Benz has not been as impressed with himself as he’s been with his team this year. The Elk River-Zimmerman senior forward came up big for the Elks in their section opener, though. With the Elks tussling to a scoreless tie against upset-minded St. Michael-Albertville, Benz helped get them [...]

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Elk River will host a Section 8AA soccer doubleheader Thursday with the No. 3 seeded Elk girls facing Bemidji at 5 p.m. followed by the No. 2 seeded Elk River-Zimmerman boys vs. St. Michael-Albertville at 7 p.m. Rogers plays in the same section, with the No. 5 seeded Royal boys at Moorhead at 3 p.m. [...]

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