Des Moines, IA- The Iowa high school boys’ and girls’ state soccer tournaments are over and after a week full of weather delays, overtimes, and upsets here are the state champions.
The girls’ Class 1A state championship featured one of the first upsets of the day as the #7 seed Bishop Heelan over last year’s runner-up Davenport Assumption 2-0.
The Class 1A boys’ state championship was decided in the second half when Western Christian netted two goals to defeat Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2-0.
The boys Class 2A state championship needed overtime and two rounds of penalty kicks to decide the final as Gilbert took down Davenport Assumption 3-2.
In a rematch of last year’s state championship for the girls’ Class 2A state championship, Dallas Center-Grimes repeated history by defeating Waverly-Shell Rock 2-0 (the exact same score from last year’s game).
In the girls’ Class 3A state championship, Johnston and Valley traded goals in the first half then no goals were scored until the second round of penalty kicks as the Dragons came out on top 3 to 2 to win the crown 2-1.
The #6 seed Iowa City Liberty handled Norwalk 5-0 to walk away with the boys’ Class 3A state championship.
Lastly, the Class 4A state championship went to Johnston after the double-overtime winner to defeat Iowa City West 3-2.