WATCH: 'Second chances don't come often'; Shanley re-assembles team for unexpected State bid
Plus: Davies freshman Rose Solberg wins Class A state golf title.
With would-be EDC two-seed Sheyenne ineligible for the state boys soccer tournament after forfeiting regular season matches, updated standings move West Fargo to the no. 2 spot and Shanley to the three seed.
The Deacons originally missed the state tournament and thought their season ended a week ago. They assembled the team for their first practice to prepare for a quarterfinal match against Bismarck Legacy Thursday.
"Someone just told me we're going to state and they just jumped up and gave me a hug and they were really excited and my first reaction was, 'you're joking, right?' and I was more than happy to accept that we're going to state," said junior defender Peter Noah.
Second chances don't come often and we have to do the best we can at state," said Shanley coach Ryan Christianson. "We made a run last year that nobody thought we could and we can do it again."
In the final round of the Class A State Girls Golf Tournament in Jamestown, Davies freshman Rose Solberg outduelled Red River's Jaya Grube for the individual crown. Bismarck Century finished atop the team standings.
Solberg buried a par putt on the 18th hole to hold a one-stroke lead on the final leaderboard.
"It's surreal. I couldn't be here without my team or my coaches, for that matter. It's just an amazing feeling," Solberg said. "I was just trying to keep my nerves down and just hit the fairway and hit the green and possibly two putt and hope it's enough."