SPORTS ROUND-UP: The Cambridge-Isanti soccer squads closed the regular season last week and are ready to take on the physical play of Section 7AA teams when the playoffs begin this week.
The Bluejacket boys were seeded 5th, and they will open on the road at No. 4 Centennial (8-5-2) for the Oct. 10 quarterfinal match (7 p.m.). Those two teams did not face each other this season. A victory would have C-I either travel to No. 1 seed Blaine (12-2-2) or host No. 8 Coon Rapids (2-13) for Saturday’s semifinals.
In the other half of the brackets, Andover (11-4-1) is the No. 2 seed, and Duluth East (12-3-1) is the No. 3 seed. The Section 7AA championship will on Tuesday night, Oct. 15.
The Bluejackets closed the regular season with a 3-1 win over Buffalo Oct. 3 which pushed them into fourth place in the Mississippi 8 standings.
• The Cambridge-Isanti girls were seeded 7th for the 7AA playoffs. The Bluejackets will open at No. 2 Forest Lake (8-7-1) in the 7 p.m. quarterfinals on Oct. 10. A Bluejacket win would have them either traveling to No. 3 Andover (7-8-1) or No. 6 Anoka (5-9-2) for the semifinal match on Saturday.
Coon Rapids (10-5-1) got the No. 1 seed for 7AA girls soccer, with St. Francis (8-5-3) and Blaine (5-6-5) occupying the Nos. 4 and 5 spots. The 7AA championship will also be held Oct. 15 at the high surviving seed.
The Bluejackets finished the regular season in sixth place in the Mississippi 8 after defeating Buffalo 2-0 Oct. 3.
Mississippi 8 Boys Soccer: FINAL: Chisago Lakes 8-1-1, 13-1-1; Rogers 7-1, 8-8; Monticello 5-2-2, 9-4-3; Cambridge-Isanti 4-3-1, 7-6-1; St. Francis 4-4-1, 6-8-1; St. Michael-Alb. 3-3-2, 3-9-4; Buffalo 3-4-2, 4-10-2; Princeton 1-7-1, 4-10-2; Big Lake 1-4-1, 3-9-1; North Branch 0-7-2, 2-12-2.
Mississippi 8 Girls Soccer: FINAL: Rogers 7-1, 10-6; St. Michael-Alb. 6-0-3, 10-3-3; St. Francis 6-2, 8-5-3; Chisago Lakes 4-2-3, 7-5-3; Princeton 3-3-3, 5-5-6; Cambridge-Isanti 4-4-1, 7-6-1; Buffalo 2-4-3, 3-8-4; Monticello 2-7, 5-10-1; North Branch 1-7-1, 4-11-1; Big Lake 0-4, 5-9-1.
Bluejacket Tennis falls to Huskies
Opening the 2013 playoffs on the road, the No. 6 seed Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis team was defeated in a tight 4-3 match by No. 3 Andover when the 7AA South Team Subsection tourney began Oct. 7.
The Bluejackets finished a successful team season with a 13-6 overall record. Next, six members will represent the program at the Oct. 10 7AA South Singles & Doubles tournament hosted on the Princeton courts. Entries winning two matches that day will advance to the Oct. 14-15 Section 7AA tournament held at the Duluth Arrowhead Center.
On Oct. 8. No. 2 seed Princeton got past Andover 4-3 to advance to Saturday’s Section 7AA Team semifinals. Elk River will join the Tigers after they beat previously undefeated Forest Lake in the Oct. 8 second round.
Mississippi 8 Girls Tennis: FINAL: Princeton 8-1, 16-4; Monticello 8-1, 16-6; Rogers 7-2, 13-3; Chisago Lakes 6-3, 12-7; Cambridge-Isanti 5-4, 13-5; St. Michael-Alb. 5-4, 14-6; Buffalo 3-6, 7-8; Big Lake 2-7, 3-11; St. Francis 1-8, 2-15; North Branch 0-9, 3-14.
Warrior Soccer posts big win
Cambridge Christian raised its Christian Athletic League record to 3-0 after stacking up a 9-1 win over Hope Christian in the windy and rainy conditions Oct. 4.
“We moved the ball swiftly and played well into space. From the first whistle, we had them on their heels and did a great job of stuffing Hope’s attack as senior goalkeeper Grant Taylor was only called on for eight saves before he was pulled after 60 minutes of work,” noted Warrior Coach Peter Newton.
CCS’ offensive attack was led by senior Jack Swenson who netted three goals and had one assist. Senior captain Anders Boyum scored two more goals, with solo goals netted by David Fryc, Syfah Doble, Jake Bergman, and Micah Bonkoski.
The Warriors have one more regular-season CAL game before they host the season-ending tourney Oct. 25-26.