NEOLA — The Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey girls suffered their first loss Tuesday in a 5-3 match against Tri-Center.
The Trojans took command with a 4-2 edge in the first half.
“Tri-Center has the leading scorer in the state,” Valley coach Michael Krawczyk said. “She (Kaylee Grote) is very talented and we had a hard time shutting her down in the first half. In the second half our defense did an outstanding job. We will learn a lot from the loss and we’re proud of the girls for fighting to the end.”
Tri-Center 5, NV/WCV/A-C 3
NV/WCV/A-C (3) — Abby Standley, PK, 36:51 first half; Riley Carr (Abbie Standley assist), 31:03 first half; Allie Fillman, 31:41 second half. Shots on goal — 37. Keeper saves — 16.
Tri-Center (5) — Kayalee Grote, 33:07 first half; Grote, 25:11 first half; Nikki Paulson, 17:51 first half; Grote, 6:49 first half; Nikki Paulson, 7:49 second half. Shots on goal — 29. Keeper saves — 15.
GREENFIELD — Alex Mitchell scored three goals and Gage Zimmerline added a goal and assist as Nodaway Valley beat Clarinda Academy Tuesday, 5-1.
Jamie Bricker added a goal for the Wolverines. Clarinda Academy’s lone goal came 72 minutes into the match.