Pella Christian was a win shy of the 2019 Girls’ State Soccer Tournament in Des Moines.

The Eagles eventually lost in the Class 1A Regional Championship match to No. 7 ranked Nevada 3-1 on the road.

Nevada scored all three goals in the first half as Contessa Borwick scored twice and Maddie Stevens added another goal.

The Cubs had nine shots on goal compared to five for PC.

The Eagles scored in the second half when Annika Terpstra broke the ice.

Lydia Zylstra was credited with six saves for the Eagles in goal.

PC finished the 2019 campaign with a final mark of 10-9 overall.

Nevada advanced to State with a record of 14-4 overall.

Odds and Ends

It was a season where the Eagles were ranked as high as No. 10 in the State in 1A.

Lindsay Breon and Claire Milligan were the two seniors on the squad, giving Coach Mike Buchheit a strong group to work with in 2020.