BROOKLYN CENTER — The Willmar boys soccer team was named the No. 4 seed in the Class AA state tournament, the Minnesota State High School League announced on Saturday.
The Cardinals open state against No. 5 seed Worthington in the quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Waconia. It is the school’s third state trip and the first since 2016.
The game features the only two undefeated teams in the Class AA field. Willmar is 17-0-2. Worthington is 19-0-0.
The Trojans are the Section 2AA champions and reached state after a 4-0 win over Mankato West in the section finals.
Elsewhere in the Class AA field:
No. 1 Orono (17-1-1) vs. unseeded Byron (12-5-1), 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eden Prairie
No. 2 Mahtomedi (17-2-0) vs. unseeded Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (12-4-2), 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Irondale in New Brighton
No. 3 Holy Angels (13-3-2) vs. unseeded St. Cloud Tech (12-4-2), 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Monticello
The state semifinals take place at 12:30 and /2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, and the state finals are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Both the semifinals and finals will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.