Western Christian boys win Class 1A soccer championship

Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 11:48 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - For the first time ever, the Western Christian Wolfpack has won the Class 1A spring soccer championship.

The last time Western Christian boys soccer won a state championship was in the fall of 1996.

The first half saw plenty of shots on goal for both teams, but both ended up going into the second half 0 - 0. The Wolfpack quickly came out with a goal at the beginning of the second half and extended their lead a few minutes later with another one. In the end, the score came out Western Christian 2 and Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck 0. Both goals came from junior Miles Baccam.

The Wolfpack, with an overall record of 15-2, made it to the championship game after winning the Class 1A quarterfinal against Treynor before taking down Regina in a penalty kick shootout. The Rebels actually came into the championship with an undefeated record.

Western Christian had two straight championship appearances before this, but finished as runner ups in the last two.

Western Christian celebrates their 2023 Class 1A soccer state title.
Western Christian celebrates their 2023 Class 1A soccer state title.(KTIV)

KTIV SportsFource was at the championship game this morning and will have the latest highlights tonight on News 4.