For the second straight year, Wayzata and St. Louis Park have met in the Section 6AA boys soccer semifinals. Saturday afternoon, it was a big day for Lewis O'Connor as he scored two goals to lead the Trojans toa 2-0 win over the host Orioles.
Neither team scored in the first half as both teams played solid defense and Orioles goalkeeper Eric Hendricks made several outstanding saves. John Kinney almost got the early lead after receiving a pass from Artis Ciriskis. But the goal was disallowed due to an offside call.
Play was getting physical as verbal in the second half as the officials gave a number of players yellow cards as a result of dissent. St. Louis Park lost a key player in Wyatt Berger when he received his second yellow card. The Trojans got on the board as a result of an Oriole foul that earned a free kick for O'Connor. He sent the ball past a wall of white and into the net. Kinney almost sent the game into overtime but it was called back once again because of offside.
O'Connor then scored on a header with 1:01 left to send the Trojans into Tuesday night's championship game against the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers. Game time is 7 PM at Southwest.
St. Louis Park concluded their season with a record of 12-2-2.
The Oriole girls soccer team's season also ended with a 6-0 shut out by top seeded Minnetonka. The Skippers willl host Hopkins for the section titled, also Tuesday at 7 PM. The Royals advanced by beating the Wayzata Trojans 2-1 in a shootout.