The North Platte Bulldogs boys and girls soccer teams competed in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament in Scottsbluff over the weekend. The Lady Dogs placed third and the boys finished eighth in the tournament.
The North Platte girls (6-2) were the No. 2 seed in the tournament and beat No. 7 Gering 11-1 in the first round on Friday. Taylor Banark filled the stat sheet in Friday’s game by leading the Lady Dogs with three goals and four assists. Abby Stark had eight saves in earning the win as the goalkeeper. The Semifinal game on Saturday was a battle for North Platte against No. 3 Columbus. The Lady Dogs fell in a shootout 3-2. Banark scored another goal and added an assist and Madalynn Doughty scored a goal in the loss. In the 3rd and 4th place game North Platte played No. 7 Gering and won 5-1. Marisa Martinez led the way with three goals and an assist.
The North Platte boys (2-6) soccer team went 0-3 in the GNAC tournament and lost all three games by one goal. The Dogs were the No. 6 seed and lost in the first round to No. 3 Hastings 2-1 on Friday. Rashawn Bryant scored the lone North Platte goal in the loss. In the consolation semifinal Saturday morning the Dogs lost to Scottsbluff 3-2, Brady Mason and David Mata each scored in the game. In the 7th and 8th place game on Saturday the Dogs lost in a shootout to Gering 2-1. Mason scored the lone goal in the loss. The Bulldogs have now lost six matches in a row after starting the season 2-0.
The brackets for both the boys and girls GNAC tournaments can be seen by clicking on the links below.