The North Platte Bulldogs boys and girls soccer team both competed in the first round of districts on Monday with the Lady Dawgs earning a win and the North Platte boys taking a loss to end their season.
The North Platte Bulldogs boys soccer team was the No. 3 seed in the A-6 District hosted by Grand Island. North Platte went in with a 5-10 record against No. 2 seed Papillion-La Vista South and their 10-6 record. The Titans won the match going away with a 7-0 shutout victory. The Dawgs season came to an end with the loss at Memorial Stadium in Grand Island. Papillion-La Vista South moves on to the A-6 District Finals against No. 1 seed Grand Island on Thursday.
Brady Mason finished his senior season by leading the team with 11 goals. He also added four assists for a team-high 26 points. Senior David Garcia led the team with five assists to go along with three goals to finish with 11 points, good for second on the team. Senior Dakota Guenin finished his goalkeeping career with 101 saves on the season, compared to just 26 goals allowed.
The Lady Dawgs won their first round district game on Monday over Omaha Burke 4-1. North Platte is the No. 2 seed in the A-5 District hosted by Kearney. Burke came in as the No. 3 seed with a 5-12 record compared to the Lady Dawgs record of 11-4. North Platte will play in the district finals on Wednesday against the host school Kearney at Ted Baldwin Park in Kearney. The No. 1 seed Lady Bearcats beat No. 4 Lincoln High 10-0 in Monday’s early game. Wednesdays district final game will be played at 6:00 PM. The last time the two rivals met Kearney won 2-1 on the turf in North Platte on April 22.
The bracket for the girls A-5 District can be seen below.