(Neola) Tri-Center meets Nevada in the first round of the Class 1A Girls State Soccer Tournament Thursday in Des Moines. The Trojans will be making their first ever state soccer appearance.
They enter with a record of 16-3 and hold the #9 ranking in the state. First round opponent, #2 Nevada, is the only undefeated team in the state in any class. The game is set to kickoff at 12:30p.m. on Thursday on Field #6 at Cownie Soccer Park. The winner moves on to see either #3 Iowa City Regina or #8 Solon in the semi-finals on Friday at 12:15p.m.
Tri-Center has survived a rugged regular season schedule, their lone losses are to Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Underwood. The Trojans ride a nine game winning streak into the state tourney.
Kaylee Grote leads the team with 38 goals on the year. She ranks third in the state this season. For her career she has 162 goals. Nevada's Jessica Helton and Abby Stephenson have each scored 20 goals this year.
Click for the interview with Tri-Center coach Jeff Lefeber