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Iowa high school boys’ soccer substate roundup: Scores, stats and more from state-qualifying games
24 teams book their trips to the 2022 state tournament
Check out scores, stats and more from Wednesday’s Iowa high school boys’ soccer substate finals. Winners advance to next week’s state tournament at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines.
Class 3A boys’ soccer substate finals
No. 2 Johnston 1, No. 12 Iowa City High 0
Carlos Martinez scored in the first half and it held up for Johnston (18-1) at home.
City High (11-6) came close to a road upset in the substate finals for the second straight year. Last season, Pleasant Valley went on to capture the 3A state title after a 2-1 win over the Little Hawks in the state-qualifying round.
No. 6 Iowa City West 6, No. 16 Cedar Falls 1
Iowa City West now stands alone atop the list of most-frequent boys’ state soccer qualifiers. The Trojans advanced to the IHSAA spring state tournament for the 22nd time, breaking a tie with West Des Moines Valley. The Trojans also have the most state championships, with nine.
Miguel Cohen Suarez and Michael Nelson both scored hat tricks with two goals apiece in the first half and one more each in the second as West (18-2) won its 14th straight game.
The Trojans led 3-0 within 13 minutes and were up 4-1 at halftime. After a weather delay, they kept up their domination in the final 40 minutes.
Cedar Falls finished 12-5.
No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie 1, No. 10 Iowa City Liberty 0
Blake Halleran scored from the penalty spot with 7:48 remaining and Prairie advanced to state for the fifth time in seven seasons.
The Hawks (16-3) waited out a halftime weather delay to beat Liberty by a 1-0 scoreline at home for the second time this season, this time denying the Lightning (15-4) a state debut.
» Read more: Late PK goal sends Prairie past Liberty in a 3A substate final
» Photos: Cedar Rapids Prairie vs. Iowa City Liberty substate final
No. 1 Ankeny 3, Sioux City East 0
No. 3 Waukee Northwest 3, No. 13 West Des Moines Dowling 1
No. 4 Pleasant Valley 1, No. 14 Bettendorf 0
No. 5 Ankeny Centennial 2, Des Moines Hoover 1
No. 7 Urbandale 3, Des Moines East 2
Class 2A boys’ soccer substate finals
No. 6 Gilbert 2, No. 7 Cedar Rapids Xavier 1 (4-2 PK)
Gilbert won a penalty shootout at home and ended Xavier’s streak of 12 consecutive state tournament appearances, ensuring there will be a new champion in Class 2A this year.
The Tigers converted four of their five spot kicks, while Xavier made two of four.
Reilly Moore scored a tying goal from 30 yards out with 2:37 left in regulation for the Saints (9-7). Gilbert (16-2) goalkeeper Justin Terry prevented more late Xavier heroics with a diving save on a header in the box with 17 seconds left in the second OT.
Freshman Tyler Holtan knocked in a bouncing ball from point-blank range at the far post off a free kick for the 61st-minute Gilbert opener.
No. 3 Marion 3, Decorah 0
Marion scored three first-half goals at home and won its 16th straight game. Jackson Kirsch scored two to up his state-leading total to 55 and assisted on the other to Mikaal Alam.
The Wolves (16-1) return to state for the fourth time in five seasons. Last year, they were the eighth seed and lost to eventual state champion Xavier in the quarterfinals. This year, they’ll be one of the favorites.
Decorah finished 14-4.
No. 4 Bondurant-Farrar 2, No. 13 Solon 1
Last year’s 2A runner-up is back in the final eight, as Solon (16-3) saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end.
Caleb Gymer put home a rebound in the 23rd minute for the Bondurant-Farrar (17-2) breakthrough. Titus Cram scored a pivotal second in the opening minutes of the second half.
The Spartans gave themselves a chance with a 72nd-minute headed goal from Logan Sieverding off a corner kick, but couldn’t find the equalizer.
No. 10 Spencer 4, No. 12 Sioux City Heelan 0
No. 1 Humboldt 3, No. 14 Perry 1
No. 8 Pella 3, Fort Madison 0
No. 16 Newton 2, No. 5 Dallas Center-Grimes 1 (2OT)
No. 2 Lewis Central 2, No. 9 Glenwood 0
Class 1A boys’ soccer substate finals
No. 2 North Fayette Valley 4, No. 4 Garner GHV 1
North Fayette Valley has played three varsity boys’ soccer seasons. Two will end in Des Moines.
The host TigerHawks (16-1), winners of 13 straight games, led GHV 2-1 at the half and added two more goals in the second half to book a state tournament spot for the second straight year. Now, after a first-round exit last season, they’ll try for another program milestone next week.
GHV’s season ended with a 12-5 record.
No. 9 Dyersville Beckman 1, No. 14 Iowa City Regina 0
Beckman ended a Regina state tournament streak that dated back to 2008. The 13-year run was the longest-active streak of consecutive state bids.
The host Trailblazers (15-3), winners of nine games in a row, scored the game’s only goal in the third minute. Regina finished 10-12.
Beckman will head to state for the eighth time and first since 2017, the last of a six-year run that included titles in 2015 and 2016.
No. 13 West Liberty 4, No. 6 GC-GR 3
West Liberty (13-3) emerged victorious after a flurry of goals were traded in the last 15 minutes at Reinbeck.
Jahsiah Galvan’s penalty-kick goal gave the Comets a 2-1 lead with 30 minutes to go. Both teams scored twice in the last 15 minutes, but West Liberty never relinquished the lead.
Joshua Zeman increased the West Liberty advantage to 3-1, only for Ethan Gienger to answer. Juan Mateo made it 4-2 before an own goal gave GC-GR (15-2) life in the final minutes. The Comets hung on for their sixth state tournament trip and third in a row, ending GC-GR’s 14-game winning streak in the process.
Galvan’s early goal put West Liberty up 1-0 at the half, then Tyler Nolder evened the score via a 46th-minute penalty kick.
— Game details via Ross Thede, Marshalltown Times-Republican
No. 3 Western Christian 1, No. 7 Sioux Center 0
No. 1 Davenport Assumption 6, Clinton Prince of Peace 1
No. 5 Burlington Notre Dame 5, Columbus Community 0
No. 10 Nevada 3, No. 12 Des Moines Christian 0
No. 8 West Central Valley 1, No. 11 Treynor 0 (OT)