Weather postpones state final
The Fargo North and Bismarck girls soccer teams will have to wait a little longer for their state title showdown. The championship game of the North Dakota Class A high school state tournament was postponed Saturday due to heavy rain and lightnin...
The Fargo North and Bismarck girls soccer teams will have to wait a little longer for their state title showdown.
The championship game of the North Dakota Class A high school state tournament was postponed Saturday due to heavy rain and lightning.
North and Bismarck will play at 2 p.m. today at North athletic field.
If the field is not playable, the game will be moved to an alternate site.
The first three rounds of the tournament's pool play were held at the Pepsi Soccer Complex.
North, which last won a state tournament in 1996, is making its first title game appearance since 2003.
The Spartans finished second in 2001 and 2003.
Bismarck is returning to the championship game after a four-year hiatus.
North and Bismarck each lost games in pool play Saturday.
West Fargo defeated the Spartans 3-1. The Demons lost to Jamestown 3-2.
North beat Bismarck 1-0 during their only meeting of the regular season.
Bismarck Century rolled past Grand Forks Red River 6-1 for third place.
The Patriots scored five unanswered goals to open the game en route to a victory in a game shortened by inclement weather.
Officials stopped the game with 21:35 remaining in the second half because of lightning.
"We are disappointed that we didn't make the final," Century coach David Cook said. "But in terms of how we played during the season, we had a wonderful year."
Junior Alyssa Deutscher scored for Century a little more than two minutes into the game. Andrea LaFrance scored just two minutes later to make it 2-0.
Freshman Miranda Glatt had three-consecutive goals, including a pair just 1 minute, 5 seconds apart, to extend the Patriots' lead to 5-0.
Steph Syrup scored Red River's only goal in the 36th minute.
Century goalkeeper Ashley Fettig had six saves.
"We finished well today," Cook said. "I think Red River was very tired. After two overtimes, how can you expect to play two hours later at a high level?"
The Roughriders scored a 6-5 double-overtime victory against Fargo South during pool play earlier in the day.
Century, whose 11-game winning streak was snapped by North on Friday, finished the season 16-2-1.
FIRST HALF: 1, BC, Deutscher (Stroh) 2nd minute. 2, BC, LaFrance (unassisted) 4th. 3, BC, Glatt (Leach) 16th. 4, BC, Glatt (LaFrance) 17th. 5, Glatt (Lipp) 30th. 6, GFRR, Syrup (Thaden) 36th. 7, BC, R. Horner (E. Horner) 39th.
SECOND HALF: No scoring.
SAVES: GFRR, Girodat 4. BC, Fettig 6, York 0.
Bismarck Century 3, Bismarck St. Mary's 0
FIRST HALF: 1, BC, LaFrance (Deutscher) 13th minute. 2, BC, Deutscher (LaFrance) 20th.
SECOND HALF: 3, BC, Asplund (LaFrance, Glatt) 61st.
SAVES: SM, Stecker 18. BC, Fettig 4.
Grand Forks Red River 6, Fargo South 5 (2OT)
FIRST HALF: 1, GFRR, Putbrese (Dallman) 3rd minute. 2, GFRR, Vaaler (Dallman) 6th. 3, FS, Ihry (Zarling) 9th. 4, GFRR, Dallman (unassisted) 15th. 5, FS, Ihry (Loomis) 23rd. 6, FS, Tesfaye (Cameron) 40th.
SECOND HALF: 7, FS, Tesfaye (Ihry, Baskerville) 43rd. 8, GFRR, Dallman (unassisted) 66th. 9, GFRR, Dallman (unassisted) 72nd. 10, FS, Fedje (Railing) 79th.
FIRST OVERTIME: No scoring.
SECOND OVERTIME: 10, GFRR, Thaden (unassisted) 99th.
SAVES: GFRR, Girodat 13. FS, Root 4.
Jamestown 3, Bismarck 2
FIRST HALF: 1, J, Kleinknecht (Hatlewick) 3rd minute.
SECOND HALF: 2, J, Kleinknecht (Harty) 61st. 3, B, Wallace (unassisted) 66th. 4, J, Kleinknecht (Braunberger) 74th. 5, B, Peightal (Wallace) 76th.
SAVES: J, Johnson 12. B, Mahlum 1.
West Fargo 3, Fargo North 1
FIRST HALF: 1, WF, Lammers (Hertel) 6th minute. 2, WF, Hertel (Kussatz) 7th.
SECOND HALF: 3, FN, Obermiller (Johnson) 48th. 4, WF, Haerter (Lammers) 51st.
SAVES: WF, Johnson 4. FN, Heiser 4, Kjonaas 4.
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