Wayzata Boys Soccer Rallies Past Woodbury to Win State Title
The clock was ticking down on the championship hopes for the Wayzata boys soccer team.
The Trojans trailed Woodbury 2-1 with under two minutes to play in the state class AAA title game Friday.
That’s when Wayzata’s second half pressure finally paid off.
After they went with a short corner kick, Charlie Piller got a good shot off from the right wing. It was stopped but Joey Burica buried the rebound, setting off a celebration with 1:42 to play.
The team headed to overtime tied 2-2.
In OT, Jackson Widman made a run up the left side and slipped a pass to Joe Highfield alone at the top of the box.
Highfield’s shot was blocked with a foot save by the Royals’ goalkeeper but it caromed off a defender and in for the game-winner.
It’s Wayzata’s fourth state championship.
They also won in 1985, 2005, and 2017.