North Platte Lady Bulldogs (11-5) advanced to the District A-3 Championship game with a 2-1 win over Omaha Burke (7-11) on Monday night at Buell Stadium in Omaha. North Platte got a pair of second half goals from Sami Mauch (Fr) and Kaylynn Kissinger (So). Abby Stark (Sr) made eight saves in net for the Lady Bulldogs to preserve the win. North Platte girls will face top-seeded Millard West (13-2) on Wednesday night in the district A-3 championship game at Buell Stadium at 7:00 pm. Millard West defeated Omaha Bryan (4-11) 10-0 on Monday evening.
Girls District A-3 Playoffs
Monday at Buell Stadium (Omaha)
North Platte (11-5) 0 2 – 2
Omaha Burke (7-11) 0 1 – 1
* Goals- North Platte: Sami Mauch, Kaylynn Kissinger; Omaha Burke: Brooke Lawson
* Assists- North Platte: Sami Mauch, Kaylynn Kissinger; Omaha Burke: Maddie Judkins
* Shots on goal- North Platte 19, Omaha Burke 13.
* Saves- North Platte: Abby Stark 8, Omaha Burke: Katherine Worden 17.
The North Platte boys were not as fortunate in their district tournament opener, falling 1-0 to Columbus (12-6). The lone goal of the day was scored in the 44th minute by Columbus’ Colin Kruse. The Bulldogs end the season 9-7 and won seven of their final ten games.
Boys District A-4 Playoffs
Monday at Lincoln High
North Platte (9-7) 0 0 – 0
Columbus (12-6) 0 1 – 1
* Goals- North Platte: None; Columbus: Colin Kruse, 44:00
* Assists- North Platte: None; Columbus: Jorge Pedraza
* Shots on goal- North Platte 5, Columbus 12.
* Saves- North Platte: Will Phillips 8, Columbus: Christian Stutzman 4.