MOORHEAD — The top-seeded Moorhead Spuds knocked off No. 5 seed Sartell 3-0 on Tuesday in the Minnesota Class AAA, Section 8 boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium.

Mohamed Namuq struck first to give the Spuds a 1-0 lead that would hold until halftime. Ben Colborn then found the back of the net to give Moorhead a 2-0 advantage.

The Spuds will host No. 2 seed St. Michael-Albertville at 7 p.m. Thursday in the section championship game.

St. Michael-Albertville was one of two teams to beat the Spuds this season. Moorhead fell 3-0 on the road to the Knights on Aug. 27 to open the season.

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Moorhead's Abdisamic Ibrahim and Sartell's Aiden Hilger battle for control during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
Moorhead's Abdisamic Ibrahim and Sartell's Aiden Hilger battle for control during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

Moorhead's Mohamed Namuq fires a shot for a goal against Sartell during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
Moorhead's Mohamed Namuq fires a shot for a goal against Sartell during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

Moorhead's Revar Qaqos fires a shot on frame while being defended by Sartell's Mitiku Nies during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
Moorhead's Revar Qaqos fires a shot on frame while being defended by Sartell's Mitiku Nies during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

Moorhead's Abdirahman Ahmed settles the ball in front of Sartell's Alex Otkin during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
Moorhead's Abdirahman Ahmed settles the ball in front of Sartell's Alex Otkin during the 8AAA boys soccer semifinals at Jim Gotta Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Samson / The Forum