Scores and highlights from Friday’s Class 2A semifinals at the Iowa high school boys’ soccer state tournament in Des Moines.
Cedar Rapids Xavier 4, Iowa Falls-Alden-AGWSR 2
Cedar Rapids Xavier and Iowa Falls-Alden tangled in a lightning show of a soccer game on Friday afternoon. After six goals, the Saints outlasted the Cadets, 4-2, to advance to the Class 2A state championship match.
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Xavier (14-4) struck quickly with two goals from Luke Duball and Will Hannigan to go up 2-0 in the first eight minutes on Cownie’s Field 9. But Iowa Falls (20-1) struck back with two quick goals from Marcos Vila, giving him 57 for the year.
But the Saints continued to press. Justin Schneider put Xavier up 3-2 in the 58th minute, and then Hannigan added another for insurance on a penalty kick. Saturday will mark the ninth time the Saints have reached the Class 2A state final.