Prep Girls’ Soccer: IGHSAU Released the Class 1A Regional Pairings

Prep Girls’ Soccer- Playoff soccer is just around the corner with the first round of competition starting on Monday, May 13th, for Class 1A. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) released the regional pairings for Class 1A with the Class 2A and Class 3A pairings to be released on Thursday, May 9th.

Region 1

Wapello will have to face off against West Branch in a play-in game on Monday, May 13th, at 7 pm at West Branch. The Arrows won their last matchup in 2022, 3-2. Nevertheless, this year’s squad young squad struggled, scoring only two goals while allowing 61 goals. The winner will advance to face off against the #1-seed Assumption, who is 12-0.

On the top half of the bracket, two Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) foes will compete against one another as Mediapolis will host Central Lee on Thursday at 7 pm. In their matchup from earlier this season, Ella Russell and Savannah Kerr each netted a goal to push the Bulldogs past the Hawks.

Central Lee will look for Ellie Lake and Aubree Boyd, who combine for 20 of the team’s 24 goals, to step up for the Hawks. The winner will advance to the semifinals to take on the winner between Assumption and Wapello/West Branch.

Region 5

Fairfield, who is winless on the season, will hit the road to play Williamsburg for the play-in on Monday at 7 pm. The Trojans have been outscored by 58 goals this season, while Williamsburg has allowed 101 goals and scored just 13 of their own goals. The winner will take on #5 in the class, Nevada, who is 9-4.

Region 8

The Southeast Conference (SEC) and SEISC will link up on Monday at 5:30 pm with Washington hosting Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union. The two did not play this season, but the Demons have won the past three matchups by a combined score of 16 to 1.

Washington will lean on their senior leader Giselle Marcelino with six goals on the season. The senior to look out for on the Wildcats will be Lecet Quiroz with five goals and an assist on the year. The winner will face off against #9 Center Point-Urbana, who is unbeaten on the season.

On the bottom half of the bracket, Mid-Prairie will take on Anamosa at Anamosa on Thursday at 7 pm. The 7-4 Golden Hawks will need Niva Helmuth to have an impressive game between the pipes as she has saved 84.4% of shots taken against her. The winner will compete against either Hudson or Benton/Cedar Valley Christian.