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Twenty-four Iowa high school boys’ soccer teams earned trips to the state tournament as substate finals were held around the state Wednesday night.
Find all the scores and complete area coverage here.
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Class 3A final scores
Substate 1: No. 11 Sioux City West 4, Lewis Central 3 (2OT)
Substate 2: No. 6 Ankeny Centennial 2, No. 1 Waukee 1 (4-3 PK)
Substate 3: No. 7 Johnston 4, No. 14 West Des Moines Dowling 1
Substate 4: No. 10 Cedar Falls 2, Dubuque Senior 1
Substate 5: No. 2 Cedar Rapids Prairie 5, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1
Five different Prairie players scored and the defense gave the Cougars very little space throughout the match. The end result was a resounding 5-1 win for the No. 2 Hawks in a Class 3A substate final at John Wall Field.
Substate 6: No. 3 Iowa City West 3, No. 9 Bettendorf 0
West earned its record 21st state tournament berth (tied with West Des Moines Valley) while keeping Bettendorf at 20. Michael Nelson’s header put the Trojans up 1-0 in the first half. Mukucha Omari and Brendan Klutts added second-half goals. [Quad City Times]
Substate 7: No. 5 Pleasant Valley 2, No. 8 Iowa City High 1
Pleasant Valley booked its first trip to state with Jack Roemer’s 69th-minute penalty kick. Roemer also scored in the first half. City High tied it 1-1 with a PK.
Substate 8: No. 4 West Des Moines Valley 3, No. 13 Ankeny 1
Class 2A final scores
Substate 1: No. 11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4, No. 7 Storm Lake 0
Substate 2: No. 3 Dallas Center-Grimes 3, Gilbert 0
Substate 3: Waverly-Shell Rock 4, No. 2 Vinton-Shellsburg 1
The Vikings suffered their first loss of the season and were denied what would have been their first state tournament appearance.
Substate 4: No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 3, No. 14 Dubuque Wahlert 2
Substate 5: No. 4 Pella 1, No. 9 Fort Madison 0 (3-0 PK)
Substate 6: Marion 5, Grinnell 1
Marion led 3-0 at halftime and rolled to its third state tournament berth. The Indians were the No. 5 seed in this substate, knocking off eighth-ranked Nevada 3-2 in the semifinals.
Substate 7: No. 6 Bondurant-Farrar 2, Carlisle 0
Substate 8: No. 10 Adel ADM 2, Creston 0
Class 1A final scores
Substate 1: No. 10 Western Christian 4, Sioux Center 1
Substate 2: No. 7 Waterloo Columbus 2, Garner GHV 0
Substate 3: No. 12 North Fayette Valley 2, No. 2 Dyersville Beckman 1
The TigerHawks advanced to state in just their second varsity season, knocking off a program that has two state titles to its name. Jonah Moore scored the go-ahead goal on a free kick.
Substate 4: No. 3 Iowa City Regina 3, No. 4 Solon 2 (4-2 PK)
A little over a month after the Regals blasted the Spartans 7-1, the teams played to a 2-2 tie after regulation and two overtimes in a Class 1A substate final Wednesday night at Regina High School. The third-ranked Regals used a 4-2 penalty shootout advantage to reach their 13th consecutive boys’ state soccer tournament.
Substate 5: No. 1 Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington 4, Mediapolis 1
Substate 6: No. 5 West Liberty 3, No. 15 Mid-Prairie 0
Juan Mateo scored twice and the Comets shut out the Golden Hawks for the second time this season (it was 5-0 in the regular season). West Liberty led 1-0 at halftime, then Ronald Guzman and Mateo scored back-to-back goals in the 55th and 56th minutes.
Substate 7: No. 12 Greene County 2, West Central Valley/Nodaway Valley 1 (4-3 PK)
Substate 8: No. 6 Council Bluffs St. Albert 3, No. 9 Treynor 2 (OT)
Here are the matchups, with notes on games involving Gazette area teams. All kickoff times are 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Class 3A preview
Substate 1: Lewis Central (15-4) at No. 11 Sioux City West (14-2)
Substate 2: No. 6 Ankeny Centennial (14-4) at No. 1 Waukee (18-0)
Substate 3: No. 14 West Des Moines Dowling (12-6) at No. 7 Johnston (14-3)
Substate 4: Dubuque Senior (11-4) at No. 10 Cedar Falls (18-3), 5 p.m.
Substate 5: Cedar Rapids Kennedy (8-9) at No. 2 Cedar Rapids Prairie (14-2)
Prairie won the regular-season meeting 2-0 on April 20. Kennedy is the No. 3 seed in this substate and knocked off 15th-ranked Waterloo West 2-0 to get here. The Cougars beat Ottumwa 5-0 in the first round. Top-seeded Prairie edged Linn-Mar 1-0 in the semifinals. This is a rematch of a 2019 substate final that Kennedy rallied to win 2-1 at Prairie — “We remember 2019,” Prairie Coach Curt Lewis said Monday. The Hawks have been to state three times, all since 2015. The Cougars’ appearance in 2019 was their ninth, but first since 2012.
Substate 6: No. 9 Bettendorf (14-3) at No. 3 Iowa City West (17-1)
West has been dominant since an early-season overtime loss at Prairie, winning 15 straight games by an aggregate 62-9. The Trojans beat North Scott 4-1 in the substate semifinals. Bettendorf scored a game-tying goal with a 78th-minute PK at No. 12 Muscatine, then prevailed 4-3 in a penalty shootout Monday. It avenged a 1-0 regular-season loss. The Bulldogs, who finished second in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, beat Davenport West 5-0 in the first round. The programs are tied with West Des Moines Valley for most state tournament appearances (20). The Bulldogs have been there the last three seasons. West’s current streak is four.
Substate 7: No. 8 Iowa City High (11-5) at No. 5 Pleasant Valley (16-3)
City High quickly bounced back from a season-ending upset loss in PKs at Iowa City Liberty, throttling Davenport Central 5-0 in the substate semifinals Monday. PV, the regular-season MAC champion, has won six straight. The Spartans beat Liberty 2-0 in the substate semifinals. The Little Hawks had a seven-year state tournament streak interrupted in 2019; they’ve been there 12 times in all. PV is seeking its first trip to state.
Substate 8: No. 13 Ankeny (11-5) at No. 4 West Des Moines Valley (15-4)
Class 2A preview
Substate 1: No. 11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (14-3) at No. 7 Storm Lake (14-3)
Substate 2: Gilbert (12-8) at No. 3 Dallas Center-Grimes (15-3), 5 p.m.
Substate 3: Waverly-Shell Rock (12-6) at No. 2 Vinton-Shellsburg (15-0), 7:30 p.m.
An already historic season for Vinton-Shellsburg has a chance to get even better Wednesday night as the Vikings seek their first trip to state nine years after the program’s first season. Vinton-Shellsburg has outscored its opponents 94-6 with 12 shutouts, including six in a row. David Lapan-Islas ranks sixth in 2A with 28 goals and is tied for 10th with teammate Damon Swenson with 13 assists. The Vikings beat Center Point-Urbana 5-0 in the substate semifinals. WSR has won nine of its last 10 with seven consecutive shutouts. The Go-Hawks beat Decorah for the third time in as many weeks Monday, 4-0, after blasting West Delaware 16-0 in the quarterfinals. They’ve been to state six times, the latest in 2015.
Substate 4: No. 14 Dubuque Wahlert (9-8) at No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-5)
Top-ranked Xavier, the 2019 Class 2A runner-up, lost five games to Class 3A foes in the regular season. The Saints are 3-0 against 2A teams, including a 7-0 win over DeWitt Central in the substate semifinals. Wahlert also racked up all its losses against 3A competition, mostly in the Mississippi Valley Conference. The Golden Eagles were outscored 23-7 during a recent four-game losing streak, but blasted Western Dubuque 10-0 and beat No. 15 Davenport Assumption in penalties after a scoreless game in the substate tournament. Xavier has been to state 18 times, including each of the last 11 seasons. Wahlert was also state bound in 2019 and has been there 12 times.
Substate 5: No. 9 Fort Madison (16-1) at No. 4 Pella (14-4)
Substate 6: Marion (11-6) at Grinnell (10-6), 5 p.m.
The only No. 1 seed statewide to lose in the substate semifinals was eighth-ranked Nevada, 3-2 at the hands of Marion. A No. 5 substate seed, Marion has been on a late-season roll, winning its last eight games. The Indians beat South Tama 2-1 in the substate quarterfinals. Grinnell beat Hudson United 4-2 and Newton 2-0 to get here. This is the lone substate final between two unranked teams. Both programs have been to state twice: Marion in 2017 and 2018, Grinnell in 2009 and 2011.
Substate 7: Carlisle (11-7) at No. 6 Bondurant-Farrar (15-3)
Substate 8: Creston (12-4) at No. 10 Adel ADM (13-4)
Class 1A preview
Substate 1: Sioux Center (10-8) at No. 10 Western Christian (13-1), 5 p.m.
Substate 2: Garner GHV (13-6) at No. 7 Waterloo Columbus (11-8), 7:30 p.m.
Substate 3: No. 12 North Fayette Valley (13-4) at No. 2 Dyersville Beckman (16-3), 7:30 p.m.
Beckman has won seven straight games since a 1-0 setback against 2A No. 2 Vinton-Shellsburg, including dominant substate wins over Monticello (10-0) and Cascade (7-0). The Blazers have been to state seven times, including a six-year streak from 2012 to 2017. This is only North Fayette Valley’s second varsity season, but the TigerHawks are already on the doorstep of state. They beat Anamosa 10-0 and Postville 3-0 in the first two rounds. NFV’s Andre Fuentes is the Class 1A leader with 22 assists.
Substate 4: No. 4 Solon (13-5) at No. 3 Iowa City Regina (10-7), 7 p.m.
Regina has won the last three Class 1A titles and seeks its fourth in a row with a mostly-new group. The Regals have made 13 state tournament appearances in all, including 12 in a row. They’re 5-2 against 1A opposition this season, including an 8-4 substate semifinal victory against Clinton Prince of Peace. Solon dropped the regular-season meeting 7-1 on April 17. The Spartans, three-time state tournament qualifiers, edged No. 14 West Branch 3-2 in the substate semifinals after handling Cedar Valley Christian 10-1.
Substate 5: Mediapolis (13-5) at No. 1 Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington (19-1)
Substate 6: No. 15 Mid-Prairie (11-4) at No. 5 West Liberty (14-3)
West Liberty prevailed against Clarke in a wild substate semifinal, 6-4, while Mid-Prairie beat Albia in penalties after a scoreless game. The Comets beat Highland 7-0 in the quarterfinals and the Golden Eagles shut out Pella Christian 3-0. West Liberty features two of 1A’s top five players in both goals and assists in Jahsiah Galvan (36 goals, 17 assists) and Juan Mateo (31, 15). Galvan scored three times in a 5-0 win over Mid-Prairie on May 11. West Liberty has been to state four times, including a fourth-place finish in 2019. Mid-Prairie’s lone appearance was in 2014.
Substate 7: West Central Valley/Nodaway Valley (13-6) vs. No. 12 Greene County (13-6), at Des Moines Christian, 7 p.m.
Substate 8: No. 9 Treynor (15-3) at No. 6 Council Bluffs St. Albert (13-6), 5 p.m.