Lincoln Southwest senior Braden Lackey leads the Silver Hawks with 15 goals this season.

Class A Soccer State Championship Preview


The Class A girls and boys state soccer championships will be played tonight at Morrison Stadium in Omaha. Here’s a quick preview of the two games.

Gretna Dragons (20-1) vs. Millard North Mustangs (13-7) at 5 p.m.
Does Millard North have any more cinderella magic left?

The Mustangs, who came into the tournament as the No. 8 seed, have knocked off No. 1 and previously unbeaten Lincoln Southwest (1-0 in a shootout) and No. 5 Omaha Marian (2-1). Now they’re playing for a state championship against a team they’ll be seeing for the fourth time this season.

Millard North got past Gretna 2-1 in a shootout back on May 6 in the A-2 district final. Gretna took the first two contests, 3-0 on April 5 and 4-1 in the Metro Conference tournament on April 12.

Sarah Weber and Gretna are waiting, however.

Gretna senior and Nebraska soccer commit, Sarah Weber (24), has scored a Class A single-season record 47 goals this season.

Weber, a Nebraska soccer commit whose 47 goals are a new Class A single-season record, beat No. 7 Kearney 4-1 in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Lincoln East 2-1 in a shootout in the semifinals to earn another shot at Millard North.

Omaha South Packers (19-1) vs. Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks (17-0) at 8 p.m.
Will it be a perfect undefeated season for the No. 1 seed Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks? Not if the No. 2 Omaha South Packers and their talented goal scorers have anything to say about it.

Southwest comes into the state championship with 13 shut-out wins. Its goalie, Northern Illinois commit Nolan Fuelberth, has been like a wall in net, not only in the state tournament, but all season long.

Omaha South’s Kevin Becceril (14) leads the Packers’ offense in to the Class A state championship game on Tuesday night.

Fuelberth and the Silver Hawk defense will be tasked with slowing down an intense Omaha South offense that’s outscored No. 7 Millard West and No. 3 Gretna by a combined score of 6-2 so far in the state tournament.

Keep an eye on Omaha South’s Kevin Becerril and Edwin Cisneros — two dangerous players with the ball.

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