District soccer glance: Silver Hawk girls how support for player’s mother, then nets shutout win | High School Soccer

Kennadi Williams scored twice in her fourth multiple-goal performance of the season for Class A No. 4 Lincoln Southwest in a 4-0 win over Omaha Burke in an A-4 girls soccer semifinals on Saturday at Seacrest Field.

Charley Kort, Mallory Arehart and Aniya Seymore also scored for the Silver Hawks.

It was also an emotional game for Southwest, as the Silver Hawk players and coaches wore pink socks to show their support for a player’s mother’s battle with breast cancer.


“We made a combined effort today as we came together in a situation to fight for a teammate and her mother,” said Southwest coach Thomas Nettleton. “We played really well through all of that. We had a great lead and were able to take our chances early on to build momentum.”

The Silver Hawks are advancing to face Papillion-La Vista South in the district championship as the Titans had one of the toughest schedules in Class A.

“It’s going to feel like a championship,” Nettleton said.

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Lincoln East 3, Lincoln Northeast 0: Tula Waite had a goal and an assist to take the Class A No. Leading 5 Spartans at Seacrest Field in the A-5 Semifinals.

“I’m always impressed by this team, the way they prepare physically and mentally for every game,” said East coach Emily Mathews.

Kayma Carpenter and Josie Spann each added a goal for the Spartans while Keely Yager added an assist. Lincoln Northeast ends the season 4-10.

Lincoln East hosts Columbus, a 1-0 winner over Omaha Central, in the District Finals Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Seacrest.

“I’m looking forward to the chance of another win in the district finals. Columbus is a really strong, physical team and trained really well,” added Mathews.

Susie Bovaird conceded the goal for East.

Lincoln North Star 2, Grand Island 0: Saylor Babcock broke the goalless tie early in the second half in the A-1 District semifinals, and Taylor Boltz ended the game with a penalty for North Star with almost five minutes remaining.

“I think the girls showed how they can play and what it takes to win,” said Navigator head coach Ed Meitzen. “The first 15 minutes really showed how we can attack.”

North Star meets Omaha Marian in Monday’s district semifinals.

“We have to play like today,” said Meitzen. “If we want to get past Marian we have to play great defensively and force her to make mistakes that don’t usually happen.”

Millard West 9, Lincoln High 0: Callie Kirchner scored three goals and Madison Rhodes added two goals to lead the Wildcats to victory in an A-7 semifinals. Kylie Krusemark, Abby Hutteger and Alyssa French also scored for Class A No. 6 Billard West. The Links season ends 6-10.

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Lincoln Southwest 4, Bellevue West 0: Southwest coach Derek Scheich liked his team’s first-half performance but was not pleased with Saturday’s lack of goals.

Then, in the final 40 minutes, things started clicking for Southwest in an A-4 semifinals game after Henry Spethman scored an Olimpico goal from a corner kick — and the Silver Hawks added three more at Seacrest Field after that.

“I wasn’t very happy,” said Sheikh of the Silver Hawks’ lack of scoring chances in the first half. “The message was just… if you guys can make it, we’ll get out of here. Our finish was very below average. At half-time I was happy with the game, but not with the finish.”


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Mudathir Amon added two goals from Silver Hawk in the second half as well as a tally from Tanner Novosad.

“(We) kept pushing and believing in each other,” said Sheikh. “Very mature performance in the second half.”

Elkhorn South 3, Lincoln Pius X 1, OT: Pius X’s Caleb Swanson tied the game 1-1 in the 19th minute of the second half after an assist from Morgan Armagost in the A-2 District semifinals. The Storm scored two goals in overtime to end the Thunderbolts’ season 8-7.

Waverly 1, Conestoga 0: Kemper Reed scored a marker in the second half to lift Class B No. 4 Waverly in the semifinals of the B-3 subdistrict at Waverly. Carson Brentlinger assisted Reed’s goal. Ian Morehead made four saves in his shutout performance for the Vikings.

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