Posted 8 months ago
By Robert Lovell
The match was scoreless after the first half of play between the two rival schools. Kearney, however scored early in the second half to take control then added one more goal for good measure. It was the first time this season that the Lady Dawgs were shutout as they fall one match shy of the Class A State Tournament. Kearney advances to state with the win.
North Platte finished the season with a 13-5 record and were statistically led by a trio of seniors. Taylor Banark led the team in goals with 22 and assists with 20 to finish her senior season with a team-high 64 points. She will be playing at Hastings College next season. Madalynn Doughty was second on the team with 28 points. Doughty scored 10 goals and had eight assists. She will move on and play at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. Third in the points category for North Platte was Marisa Martinez with 26 points. Martinez, who will be playing at Midland University next season, had nine goals and eight assists to cap her high school career. Hannah Wilke will also be playing at the next level. She will head west to Scottsbluff to play for Western Nebraska Community College.