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Video from Xavier and Kennedy girls’ state soccer titles

June 15, 2009

The Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints staked their claim as the Dan Gable wrestling Hawkeyes of Class 1A girls’ soccer with their fourth consecutive state title last weekend in Muscatine. Kathryn Mettenberg, seen here in the interview portion, scored the Saints’ goal in a 1-0 victory over Dallas Center-Grimes.

On the other side, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars finally broke through in Class 2A. Senior and Iowa recruit Jade Grimm, also interviewed here, scored a pair of goals in the Cougars’ 3-1 victory over fellow Mississippi Valley Conference school Iowa City West.

After three straight runner-up finishes — all 1-0 losses to West Des Moines Valley — the Cougars overcame a 1-0 first-half deficit and claimed the title. Shauna Happel tied the game early in the second half.

This video is from Gazette reporter Marc Morehouse, who covered Saturday’s title games.

Cougars advance to 4th straight final

June 12, 2009
Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jenny Snook (1) celebrates with Hannah Plagman (11) and Jade Grimm (9) after scoring the Cougars' first goal in a 2-0 win over Ankeny in a Class 2A semifinal at the girls' state soccer tournament Friday at Muscatine. (Photo by Brian Ray)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jenny Snook (1) celebrates with Hannah Plagman (11) and Jade Grimm (9) after scoring the Cougars' first goal in a 2-0 win over Ankeny in a Class 2A semifinal at the girls' state soccer tournament Friday at Muscatine. (Photo by Brian Ray)

MUSCATINE —¬†One more¬†chance. And probably the best chance yet.

Top-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy advanced to the championship game for the fourth straight season, handling No. 4 Ankeny, 2-0, in a Class 2A semifinal at the girls’ state soccer tournament Friday night at the Muscatine Soccer Complex.

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Gatorade honors Jade Grimm

May 12, 2009

Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Jade Grimm has been selected as the 2009 Gatorade Iowa girls’ soccer player of the year.

Jade Grimm

Jade Grimm

A 5-foot-7 senior forward, Grimm recorded 13 goals and seven assists through her first eight games. The Cougars are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Class 2A.

The two-time MVC player of the year is Kennedy’s all-time scoring leader with 104 goals and 71 assists. She has a 4.2 grade point average.

She has signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of Iowa.

“(Grimm) has been consistently the best (girls’) player in Iowa,” said Ian Bradley, state director of coaching for the Iowa Soccer Association. “She just a natural goal-scorer. She’s got that natural sense of where the goal is, and she’s not afraid to shoot.”

No. 1 Cougars roll on

May 7, 2009
Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jade Grimm heads the ball in a 6-1 girls' soccer win over Linn-Mar on Thursday. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jade Grimm heads the ball in a 6-1 girls' soccer win over Linn-Mar on Thursday. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kennedy Cougars were quick responders.

Saddled with a rare early deficit, Class 2A Cedar Rapids Kennedy roared back and defeated No. 10 Linn-Mar, 6-1, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ soccer match Thursday night at Kennedy High School.

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Cougars are hungry, humble

May 5, 2009
Jade Grimm and Katherine Lewis celebrate a goal during the 2007 state soccer tournament. The University of Iowa recruits are seniors now and spearheading a Cedar Rapids Kennedy team that is unbeaten, top-ranked and dominant. (Photo by Brian Ray)

Jade Grimm and Katherine Lewis celebrate a goal during the 2007 state soccer tournament. The University of Iowa recruits are seniors now and spearheading a Cedar Rapids Kennedy team that is unbeaten, top-ranked and dominant. (Photo by Brian Ray)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Homer Screws is stricken by his team’s ability.

And its humility.

“I had a coach come up to me after a game the other day, and he remarked about how humble these girls are, considering their talent level,” said Screws, the girls’ soccer coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

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