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Four local teams win state championships at IHSAA and IGHSAU state soccer tournaments

Seven area high school teams competed for state soccer titles on Saturday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The IHSAA and IGHSAU state soccer tournaments came to a close on Saturday. Seven local teams across both tournaments competed for state championships.

In the 2A boys state championship, Gilbert defeated Assumption 3-2 on penalty kicks.

In class 3A, Norwalk fell to Iowa City Liberty 5-0.

The 4A state championship featured Johnston and Iowa City West. The Dragons won a thriller over Trojans 3-2 in double overtime.

The girls state championship games featured central Iowa teams in each class.

In Class 1A, Bishop Heelan defeated Gilbert 2-0. The Tigers landed three players on the all-tournament team.

The defending state champions Dallas Center-Grimes Class successfully defended their 2A state title, beating Waverly-Shell Rock 2-0. The mustangs had four players on the all-tournament team including Maya Fritz who was named as the all-tournament team captain.

The Class 3A state championship featured two Central Iowa Metro League teams Johnston and Valley. The Dragons defeated Valley 2-1 on penalty kicks to capture their first ever state title. Four Johnston Players made the all-tournament team with Isabella Balsley being named the captain.

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