Esko girl’s soccer opens up Section 7A playoffs with win over Proctor

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The prep soccer postseason kicked off in the Northland Monday beginning with a neighboring Section 7A girl’s showdown between Esko and Proctor.

Top-seeded Eskomos entered the postseason 12-2-1, battling the 4-12 eighth seeded Rails in round one.

The game was tied 1-1 with nine minutes left in the first half, before Esko’s Avery Kuklinski broke the tie. Jordan Stodola recorded the game-winning goal as Esko won 5-2 advancing to the quarterfinals.

They’ll take on fifth seeded Two Harbors, who knocked off number four Lakes International Language Academy 6-1. The Agates visit Esko Wednesday with kickoff set for 4:00 p.m.

Elsewhere in Section 7A, seventh seeded Duluth Marshall fell to second seeded Spectrum 2-1 finishing their season 4-11-2.

For the full Section 7A bracket, Click Here.