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Before Class 1A state soccer teams can think about upending defending champion Dyersville Beckman, they'll try to come up with a plan for scoring.
The top-ranked Blazers (19-0) haven't allowed a goal in seven straight games and have let in just six all season, continuing their scoreless streak with a 5-0 win over Postville in a substate final Saturday.
Beckman will make its fifth straight state appearance after scoring four times in the second half, with goals from Dillon Keegan, Justin Wolfe, Andy Carton and Cody Goedken. Riley LeGrand's strike put Beckman up 1-0 at halftime.
Class 3A's No. 1-ranked team was equally dominant in its substate final.
Iowa City High (18-0) scored three times in the first half and rolled to a 5-0 win over Davenport Central. The game was called in the 68th minute due to lightning.
The lightning could not keep the City goals from pouring in, however. Gabby Baloci scored in the 17th minute to put City High up 1-0, and he added another one only 3 minutes later for a 2-0 advantage. Cameron Chavez added the third before the half. That was followed by an own goal by Davenport Central and Innocent Mugabo added the fifth to end the scoring.
Regina made it 3-for-3 for Iowa City schools – Iowa City West also advanced to Des Moines – with its 3-1 win over No. 9-ranked Benton Community.
The second-ranked Regals led 1-0 at halftime and goals from Adei Attere and Emilio Tovar made it 3-0 with 60 minutes gone. Regina will make its ninth consecutive state appearance.
Patrick Michael scored Benton's lone goal in the 66th minute.
Just down the road in Solon, No. 15 West Liberty held off 16th-ranked Anamosa to reach state with a 2-1 victory.
The victory was not without drama, however. Roberto Reyna put West Liberty up 1-0 in the 23rd minute. Down 2-0, Anamosa turned to Kolin Schulte on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.
Schulte converted the kick to cut the deficit to 2-1, but that score would hold.
Mount Vernon notched its second win this season over No. 13 DeWitt Central. Josh Trachta scored twice in the first half, with one goal coming on an assist from Caiden Hauser, to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead at the break. Mount Vernon hung on against last year's Class 2A runner-up for a 2-1 win.
Carroll Kuemper 2, Unity Christian 1
Columbus/WMU 3, Albia 0
Dyersville Beckman 5, Postville 0
Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1, Gilbert 0
Iowa City Regina 3, Benton Community 1
Pella Christian 1, Des Moines Christian 0
Underwood 2, Tri-Center 0
West Liberty 2, Anamosa 1
Adel ADM 1, Newton 0
Dubuque Wahlert 2, Waverly-Shell Rock 1
Hudson 2, Perry 1
Mount Vernon 2, DeWitt Central 1
Norwalk 2, Pella 1
Sioux City Heelan 3, Denison-Schleswig 2 (OT)
Storm Lake 5, Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 0
Ames 3, Sioux City North 0
Ankeny 4, Johnston 1
Des Moines Roosevelt 3, West Des Moines Dowling 2
Iowa City High 5, Davenport Central 0
West Des Moines Valley 6, Des Moines Lincoln 0