December 1, 2015

Millard West and Elkhorn South take girls soccer titles

high school soccer

high school soccer

The Millard West girls help complete the soccer sweep for their school. A day after the boys won the Class A title, they took the Class A title by beating Omaha Marion 4-2 in a shootout after the game remained tied at 1-1, following two overtimes. It is the second title in three years for the Wildcat girls and the second time in the last seven that the Wildcat boys and girls claimed the title in the same year.

Elkhorn South beat Gretna 1-0 in the Class B final capping an undefeated season at 21-0 and getting the monkey off their back after losing the championship matches in 2013 and 2014 when leading in the final minute.  Senior Jessie Dvorak scored in the 42nd minute.

Millard West sends coach out in style. Columbus Scotus goes with back-to-back soccer titles

Boys high school soccer

Boys high school soccer

Millard West won the Boys Class A soccer championship with a 3-1 win over third ranked Creighton Prep, putting an end to Ron Beernink’s run as the Wildcats only head coach. Beernink retires after two state championships. Sophomore Caden Frank scored two goals, senior Dan Zapata had the other one as Millard West overcame a 1-0 deficit on a penalty kick from Michael Korbitz in the 26th minute. In the Boys Class B final, Columbus Scotus scored three second half goals for a 3-0 win over Omaha Skutt. Back to back titles for the Shamrocks who tie Skutt with their fifth overall title in Class B. Noah Schacher scored two goals and Jake Bos added the third. 6,109 fans watched the two finals.

Millard West 1 2 — 3
Creighton Prep 1 0 — 1

First half–Creighton Prep, Korbitz (penalty kick), 25:59; Millard West, Zapata (Sutter), 34:35.

Second half–Millard West, Frank, 55:31; Millard West, Frank (Fahner), 68:02.

Columbus Scotus 0 3 — 3
Omaha Skutt 0 0 — 0

Second half–Scotus, Schacher (Harrington), 43:12; Scotus, Schacher, 65:02; Scotus, Bos, 67:15.

The Class B girls final, Elkhorn South, will play Gretna. In the Class A girls final, Millard West plays Omaha Marian as the Wildcats will try to make it a boys-girls championship sweep.

NU assistant soccer coach killed in Iowa

Peter Underwood (photo/NU Athletics)

Peter Underwood (photo/NU Athletics)

The University of Nebraska Athletics Department confirmed that assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood was killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa.

Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous two as a volunteer assistant.  Underwood helped the Huskers to the Big Ten Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2013, as Nebraska posted a 19-4-1 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

A native of London, England, Underwood moved to the United States and played one season of varsity soccer at Concord, before the program was dropped. He immediately embarked on his coaching career, serving as a student assistant coach for the women’s program. Underwood earned a Union of European Football Association (UEFA) coaching ‘A’ license.

Underwood, 31, is survived by his wife, Austin, and their two young children, daughter, Lyla, and son, Jude.

Statement from University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst:

“The University of Nebraska Athletics family is deeply saddened by the loss of Peter Underwood and our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his wife, Austin, their children, Lyla and Jude, and his extended family and friends.  Peter was a beacon of positive light, a wonderfully talented coach, and an even better family man of great character and faith.  He will be missed by all of us.”

Statement from University of Nebraska Soccer Head Coach John Walker:

“We lost a terrific man today.   He was outstanding in all that he did. He was a wonderful husband to Austin and a terrific father to Lyla and Jude.  As a coach, his potential was limitless. His creativity, attention to detail, passion for learning and teaching style was the best I have been around during my years in coaching.  He was well beyond his years with his knowledge base and how he saw the game.  Lastly he cared so much about the players and their well-being.   He had such a positive influence on everyone that he came into contact with.  We will miss him greatly.”

Services are pending.  .

State soccer scores from Class B Girls, plus Saturday’s schedule for 5/16/15

High school soccer

High school soccer

Class A Girls Saturday’s games

Millard North (13-3) vs. Millard West (15-2), 1 p.m.
Lincoln Southwest (16-4) vs. Omaha Marian (15-3), 3 p.m.

Class B Girls Friday results

Omaha Mercy 3, Omaha Duchesne 2
Gretna 1, Lincoln Pius X 0
Elkhorn South 6, Platteview 0
Omaha Skutt 5, Columbus Scotus 1

Saturday’s games

Omaha Mercy (16-3) vs. Gretna (15-4), 6 p.m.
Elkhorn South (19-0) vs. Omaha Skutt (12-5), 8 p.m.

Class B Boys Saturday schedule

Lexington (16-5) vs. Columbus Scotus (17-3), 9 a.m.
Gretna (17-2) vs. Omaha Skutt (12-4), 11 a.m.

Class A girls and Class B boys soccer results from 5/14/15

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High school soccer

CLASS A GIRLS Thursday’s results

Millard North 4, Kearney 0
Millard West 4, Bellevue West 0
Lincoln Southwest 2, Lincoln Southeast 0
Omaha Marian 1, Omaha Westside 0

CLASS B BOYS Thursday’s results

Gretna 3, Mount Michael 0
Omaha Skutt 1, Norris 0

Friday’s schedule


Omaha Mercy (15-3) vs. Omaha Duchesne (12-6), 9 a.m.
Gretna (14-4) vs. Lincoln Pius X (10-7), 11 a.m.
Elkhorn South (18-0) vs. Platteview (12-4), 1 p.m.
Columbus Scotus (13-4) vs. Omaha Skutt (11-5), 3 p.m.


Creighton Prep (15-4) vs. Millard North (9-9), 6 p.m.
Omaha South (19-1) vs. Millard West (13-7), 8 p.m.