Waukee girls’ soccer is on a mission. After dropping their first two games of the season, the Warriors have gone undefeated and allowed only two goals against.
The streak continued Tuesday night at Waukee Stadium, when the no. 3 Warriors beat no. 10 Valley, 1-0.
Waukee’s goal came in the second half. Senior Taylor Gates set up junior Rebecca Corbett for the difference-making score.
Waukee coach Tony Gabriel said Valley was probably the most physical team the Warriors have played all year.
"Tonight’s win, it means that we can compete with the best in the state," Gabriel said. "I mean, Valley is very talented and very athletic, and they compete and they’re physical. We knew it was going to be a physical battle, and we had prepared for it."
Gabriel said Waukee is ready for the state tournament, but the team is taking it one game at a time like it has all season. That means Johnston is next on the Warriors’ radar to finish off the regular season on May 24.
The coach said there’s definitely areas to improve, and some individual coaching opportunities exist. However, Waukee’s confidence level is soaring.
"As a team, we’re firing on all cylinders right now," Gabriel said. "We’re a very dangerous team right now."