Girls continue to prevail

Senior Claire Sickler scores for Kearney High at the Lincoln High game.

Senior Claire Sickler scores for Kearney High at the Lincoln High game.

In the beginning of a late season winning streak, KHS girls soccer faced off against the Hastings Tigers on Apr. 29 for win of 2-1 in overtime. Scoring for the Cats were sophomore Hannah Sickler and junior Kelsey Stithem. The next time the girls played was May 5 against Lincoln High. Lead scorers for the girls were Stithem and senior Claire Sickler, both contributing to a 10-0 win. The following game for the Cats was against North Platte in the first game at districts. With a slow start the girls ended with two points in the second half to win the game 2-0.

After advancing on to the state tournament the girls opposed Omaha Westside. The two teams were scoreless throughout the first two halves and overtime, resulting in a shootout, where the Lady Cats were able to pull out a win. Scoring four points in the shootout were Claire Sickler, junior Hannah Lundell, junior Morgan Wicht and Stithem.

On May 16 the girls traveled to Omaha to battle against Millard North in the semi-finals of the state tournament. Throughout the game the girls fought hard yet were not able to prevent the Mustangs from scoring the single point early in the first half. During the second half of the game the score stayed the same, ending in a 1-0 loss for the Bearcats. Although the girls ended the season with a 16-4 record it was not quite enough to win it all.