A scoring error has forced the Iowa High School Athletic Association to revise the class 3A bracket on the eve of the state soccer tournament. Originally, Bettendorf was the five seed and two-time defending champion Iowa City West was seeded sixth.
Iowa City west coach Brad Stiles says he was double-checking some of the math and it didn’t work out, so they made a phone call and things were switched. Instead of playing second ranked Dowling Catholic the Trojans will now play fifth rated Cedar Rapids Wasghington in the opening round.
West lost to Washington in a shootout early in the season. Stiles says their emotion and nerves got the best of them in the shoot out and that was good learning experience. But he says an early April game is much different than a state tournament game in June.
Bettendorf will now play Dowling. The remainder of the 3A bracket will remain the same.
Glenwood boys soccer coach Mike Artist hopes experience will be a factor when the class 2A fourth ranked Rams take on fifth rated Dubuque Wahlert tomorrow afternoon in the opening round of the state tournament in Des Moines. Glenwood is making a third straight appearance in the tournament.
Artist says they’ve fulfilled all their goals up to now and hopefully they can win the championship. Artist would like to see his team get off to a good start, and hopes the experience of being there before pays off.
Artist says Wahlert will provide a tough test as they have size and speed and a couple of key guys they tailor their gameplan to.