Liz Bartels, Omaha Skutt: The Marquette recruit scored a pair of goals and dished out a pair of assists to lead the Class B No. 1 SkyHawks. Bartels’ goals came 73 seconds apart and were part of a three-score outburst in stretch of 2 ½ minutes in the first half. She now has 22 goals and 12 assists on the season.
Omaha Creighton Prep 3, Grand Island 2, 2OT: An easy pick for match of the day and match of the tournament thus far. The third-ranked Junior Jays’ victory had plenty afterward even saying it was the best they had ever seen on the high school level. The classic had four second-half goals, two post-halftime equalizers, a game-winner in overtime and too many big plays to count. Creighton recruit Alex Prusa’s shot in the second overtime gave Prep the win.
THEY SAID IT
“Next time I come to Morrison Stadium, I might vandalize the corner of that upper 90.”
— Grand Island coach Jeremy Jensen (with a hearty laugh) when recounting the history his team has with the north goal at Morrison Stadium. Jensen said Prep’s Alex Prusa put in the game-winner Friday in the same upper right corner where a Prep keeper made a “whale of a save” against his Islanders in the 2011 state championship match won by Prep.