Omaha Skutt Catholic sophomore Aiden Trumm, left, challenges for the ball in a semifinal against Bennington last Monday.

Class B State Soccer Championship Preview


With Gretna winning the Class A girls state soccer championship and Omaha South taking the boys’ title on Tuesday night, the attention shifts to Class B on Wednesday night at Morrison Stadium in Omaha.

Here is a preview of the girls and boys’ championship matches.

Girls: Omaha Skutt Catholic SkyHawks (19-1) vs. Norris Titans (20-0) at 5 p.m.
It’s top-seeded Skutt taking on unbeaten No. 2 Norris for the title.

Skutt is a seasoned program that isn’t new to Morrison Stadium — it’s been in the past five state championship matches with two wins. Norris, on the other hand, is making its first trip.

The Omaha Skutt Catholic girls are the top-seed and playing for the Class B state championship. Norris, the No. 2 seed, is what stands in the way.

Leading Skutt is senior and Nebraska-Omaha soccer commit CeCe Behrens, who enters the match with 39 goals. She’s lit up the competition at Morrison during the tournament, scoring four goals in the quarterfinal against Omaha Roncalli Catholic and two against Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central.

For Norris, keep your eye on senior Molly Ramsey. The Kansas State volleyball commit has 19 goals to her name this season and wowed the Morrison Stadium crowd on Monday in a semifinal against Omaha Duchesne Academy with two slick goals after juking out the goalkeeper.

Boys: Omaha Skutt Catholic (20-1) vs. Lexington Minutemen (20-1) at 8 p.m.
Like the girls’ game, the boys’ matchup is No. 1 vs. No. 2 as top-seeded Skutt looks to repeat after winning the 2019 state title.

Standing in the way is Lexington. The two teams played way back on opening weekend on March 20 at the Skutt Invite — the SkyHawks won that contest 3-1.

That was then, but this is now. The Minutemen, behind a trio of talented players like senior Yoskar Galvan and juniors Diego Martinez and Fredy Vargas, get another shot at the defending champs.

The Lexington offense will need to figure out how to get a ball past the Skutt goalkeeper, though. Not many have been successful at that this season.

Skutt’s senior keeper Zach Weis had his streak of 18 straight matches without a score snapped when Bennington managed to get one in the semifinal.

When the SkyHawks have the ball, look out for goal scorers Caleb Voss or sophomore Dylan Toth. They both scored in Skutt’s 3-1 win over Bennington.

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