OMAHA – The Waverly Viking girls soccer team finished one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament after falling to top-ranked Omaha Skutt Catholic 8-0 in the Class B-1 district championship game on May 4 in Omaha.
The week started with a 4-3 shootout victory over Norris on April 30 at Conestoga High School in the semifinals of the Class B-4 sub-district tournament.
The game was close throughout with each team scoring a goal in the opening half and two more each in the second half, sending the match into overtime.
Neither team was able to come up with a goal in overtime and it went to penalty kicks, with the Vikings edging the Titans 4-3.
Senior Taylan Murphey, junior Julia Martin and sophomore Tara Tenopir came through the goals for the Vikings.
Senior keeper Teanna Tenopir battled for nearly two hours in goal and earned the win for Waverly.
The win moved the Vikings into the sub-district championship contest against Nebraska City on May 2.
The Vikings dominated play from the opening whistle and came through with a 3-0 shutout win.
Waverly scored a goal in the opening half and added two more in the second in support of Tenopir who was spotless in goal for the victors.
Murphey scored twice for the Vikings and senior Sierra Sander added another.
Sophomore Leah Rasmussen assisted on one of Murphey’s goals.
The win on Thursday put the Vikings into the Class B-1 district championship against the top-ranked Skyhawks.
Skutt scored three goals in the first half and added five more in the second half to end the Vikings season with a record of 8-8.