Mankato East boys soccer is the 3rd seed in the section 2A tournament, and the Cougars hosted Southwest Minnesota Christian on Friday afternoon. That was a day before the original schedule, because of storms expected on Saturday. East got on the board first with a goal from Brandon Sloniker. The freshman scored again four minutes later, and it would be the game winner, as the Cougars beat the Eagles 3-1. Mankato East will take on Mankato West in the section semifinal on Tuesday at Dakota Meadows after the Scarlets blanked Willmar 2-0. Game time for the semifinal is 4 o'clock. Mankato Loyola took on top seeded Fairmont, and the Cardinals win big 7-0. The Cards get Saint Peter in the other semifinal after the Saints beat Waseca 2-1 in overtime.