The top-ranked West High boys soccer team shut out Dubuque Wahlert 3-0 Thursday in Dubuque and clinched the Mississppi Valley Conference title.
The Trojans finished 12-1 in the league for their 22nd conference title in the last 24 seasons.
Justin Baker assisted Paris Martins for the first score 15 minutes into the game. Garrett Grimsman assisted Nathan Schuchert five minutes into the second half. Then Wadood Daoud provided the assist to Yannik Encarnacoa for the third and final goal with nine minutes left.
“We were able to stay composed in what was a very physical game,” West High coach Brad Stiles said. “We were lucky to get out of there without any yellow cards.”
West High is 15-1 overall.
* CITY HIGH 5, DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD 1: The third-ranked Little Hawks won in Dubuque.
Adam Nicholson had three goals and an assist for the the Little Hawks, Fernando Pacheco had two goals and an assist, and Luke Mennen and Alejandro Pacheco each had one assist.
“Great second half on a very narrow field,” City coach Jose Fajardo said. “Everyone is healthy and ready to start the postseason.”
* IMS 1, MID-PRAIRIE 1: Iowa Mennonite School tied the Golden Hawks after a goal by Reggie Hostetler about 15 minutes into the second half, in Wellman.
Mid-Prairie scored about 12 minutes into the first half.
“We out-shot them,” IMS coach Marcus Miller said. “We dominated possession. We had a couple pretty good chances, but didn’t get anything pushed across.”
Spencer Shrock also played well in the midfield, Miller said.
IMS is 13-6-1.
* WEST HIGH 2, DUBUQUE WALHERT 0: Despite a slow start, the Women of Troy played well in the second half to get the shutout win over the Golden Eagles. West High outshot Walhert 22-1.
Meredith Arpey found Danielle Craig in the 38th minute to give West the 1-0 lead going into halftime.
“The first half was not very strong,” West coach Dave Rosenthal said. “We put it together a lot better in the second.”
Danielle Craig assisted Morgan Schmitt-Morris for a goal in the 65th minute to take a 2-0 lead.
“Anna Hausler did a fantastic job at midfield,” Rosenthal said. “She responded to some of the coaching points at half time and played well defensively and offensively in the second half.”
West High (10-3, 9-2) will travel to West Des Moines this weekend to compete in the Valley Classic. The Women of Troy will take on No. 6 Waukee (10-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and will play No. 4 Johnston (12-1) at noon Saturday.