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.