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Two soccer state champions crowned, two to go

Posted at 1:48 PM, May 17, 2016

Two state champions will be crowned tonight as the NSAA Soccer Championships come to a close. No. 1 seeded Creighton Prep will take on No. 2 seeded Omaha South in the Class A Boys championship, while No. 1 seeded Elkhorn South will battle No. 3 seeded Columbus Scotus for the Class B Boys championship.

 

Omaha South and Creighton Prep meet in the finals for a rematch of the 2013 state championship game which drew nearly 8,000 fans to Morrison Stadium. The 2013 matchup shares some similarities to this year’s as both teams meet with three combined losses.

 

Omaha South came out on top in 2013, edging Creighton Prep with a 1-0 victory. Expect another close one this year, as both team’s come into the championship game playing their best soccer. Omaha South has outscored its opponents 6-1 so far this tournament, with Creighton Prep outscoring its opponents 5-0.

 

Columbus Scotus (14-3)  will try for the three-peat against Elkhorn South after winning the state championship in 2014 and 2015. In the 2014 state championship, Scotus took down Gretna in overtime while in 2015 the Shamrocks shut out Omaha Skutt by a score of 3-0. Elkhorn South (16-0) will try to finish out its season undefeated and claim its first state title.

 

On Monday, Omaha Marian defeated Millard North 2-0 to claim the Class A Girls state soccer championship for the 13th time in school history. Skutt Catholic took down Gretna 3-1 to claim its sixth Class B Girls state soccer championship.

The Class B Boys championship between Columbus Scotus and Elkhorn South starts tonight at 5:00, followed by the Class A Boys championship between Creighton Prep and Omaha South at 7:30 at Morrison Stadium.