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We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Woodbury vs. Wayzata, 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. This should be an epic one as each team sits in the top five in the Class 3A coaches' poll. It's a rare non-conference test for both squads, which play in two of the best conferences in the state when it comes to boys' soccer.
St. Paul Academy vs. Blake, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. St. Paul Academy (3-0-2, 0-0-2) continues to be the cream of the crop in Class 1A but is still looking for its first conference win of the season. Blake (1-5-1) has just one win this season and would benefit big time from an upset of the Spartans.
Rochester Lourdes vs. Austin, Noon, Saturday, Sept. 17. Two of southern Minnesota's top programs will meet in a non-conference clash. Both teams reside in the top 10 of their respective classes despite slow starts to the season.
The MN Soccer Hub poll is for entertainment purposes only.