The formula was simple for Century soccer Tuesday night: defeat St. Mary’s to earn at least a two-seed in the West Region Tournament. And that’s exactly what Century did.
Jackson Hopfauf scored the opening goal for the Patriots with just three seconds left in the first half, and Century went on to add four more goals in the second half for a 5-0 win over the Saints.
Elsewhere, Mandan needed a win over Legacy plus a St. Mary’s loss to secure its first fifth-place finish since 2002. After a slow start, the Braves tallied two goals and kept Legacy scoreless to capture fifth place and avoid the West Region play-in game.
With the regular season complete, here is a look at the final standings:
1. Minot 31 pts
2. Century 30 pts
3. Bismarck 28 pts
4. Jamestown 15 pts
5. Mandan 10 pts
6. St. Mary’s 9 pts
7. Legacy 1 pt