MOORHEAD — The fourth-seeded Moorhead Spuds defeated No. 5 seed Elk River 4-1 Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 girls soccer tournament at Jim Gotta Stadium.

Olivia Watson scored two goals to lead the Spuds. Ally Peters and Summer Carlson each added a goal.

Moorhead (13-4) advances to face No. 1 seed Maple Grove at 7 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals.

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