While state golf and state tennis were going on, the Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ soccer team punched their ticket to the state tournament Saturday afternoon in the sub-state championship game.
The Mustangs took the short drive south to Adel to battle the sub-state top seed A-D-M. In what was a very defensive minded contest, the Mustangs drove in a late game goal to win the sub-state two final 1-0.
The game was a back and forth defensive battle all the way up to the 61st minute of action. It was there that the Mustangs were awarded a penalty kick and that penalty kick would be tried and true. Junior Nate Friesen was the player to kick in what would be the game winner and that goal sends Dallas Center-Grimes to their first state soccer tournament since 2009. That goal marked Friesen’s tenth goal of the season.
The Mustangs will now enter the state tournament with a 14-3 record and will take on Xavier of Cedar Rapids on Thursday, May 31. The Mustangs’ opening round match will take place on field number seven and will begin at 2:40 p.m. from the James C. Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.