MILWAUKEE - De Pere, Xavier and St. Mary Central came up short in its respective bids to reach the state girls soccer finals.
In Division 1, De Pere lost to Waukesha West, 3-1, Xavier fell, 1-0, to Mount Horeb in Division 2, while St. Mary Central dropped a 5-2 decision to The Prairie School in Division 3.
De Pere defeated Waukesha West last year in the state quarterfinals on its way to a state runner-up finish, but the Redbirds had no such luck in Friday night's semifinal. After falling behind, 1-0, at halftime the Redbirds found themselves down, 3-0, after West scored goals in 44th and 48th minutes, respectively.
Alek Kleis scored De Pere's lone goal in the 76th minute.
The Redbirds finished the season at 18-5-3.
—The lone goal in Xavier's loss to Mount Horeb came in the 54th minute. Shianna Schmitt-Colvin scored what proved to be the game-winner for Mount Horeb when the Hawks goalkeeper failed to clear the ball.
Schmitt-Colvin intercepted the keeper's pass and then scored her first goal of the season.
Xavier's season ended at 16-3-1.
—St. Mary Central found itself down 3-0 after 25 minutes of play in its Division 3 semifinal game. The Zephyrs got on the board thanks to a goal in the 34th minute from Molly Britt. The Prairie School regained its three-goal advantage with another tally before the half.
Each team would score once in the second half with Paige Krieck doing the damage for St. Mary Central.
The Prairie School outshot SMC 20-14 and had 14 shots on goal compared to the Zephyrs' 7.
St. Mary Central completed its season at 18-3-2 and will lose the school's all-time leading goal scorer in senior Kelly Conn.
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