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Waverly-Shell Rock Girls Soccer team wins first state title

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WSR WINS IT ALL

DES MOINES(KWWL)--The Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks have played in this title game four times in the past so far it hasn't led to a championship

but this right here seemed like their best opportunity yet

The top-seeded Go-Hawks already had one win against Dallas-Center Grimes this season

a second would come with some hardware and WSR's star came out on fire Kenzie Roling scores in the first five minutes Go-Hawks take control early on in this one

but that lead didn't last long Ella Forsyth knocks home a fumbled ball in the box the Fillies knot it up at one apiece thinking upset

but the Go-Hawks turned up the heat Roling in to the box deflected to Anna Stromberg and Stromberg with the blast to the back of the net WSR back on top

and this time they stayed there Roling one-on-one with the keeper Her 74th goal on the season Waverly-Shell Rock went to the half with a 3-1lead

and that lead was never in danger in the final 40. Roling scores 2 more. She had 4 in the game. Waverly-Shell Rock ends their state tournament drought. In their 15th appearance they are the state champions, topping Dallas-Center Grimes 5 to 1

Kenzie: "I talked to some of the girls who didn't get to play last year who are seniors and we said we were doing it for them too because we know how much that hurts not to be able to play, so we did it not only for everyone on the field today, but everyone that maybe got to the championship or didn't in the past that have wanted the opportunity

Siri: "It means the world to me. I'm super humbled and I just love my team. This has been the closest group that we've ever had and we've been able to support each other in really positive ways throughout the season and so it's really a really excited feeling."

And Rick for the seniors on this team along with Coach Greiner this has been a long time coming. They had to suffer through losses in the last two championship games, but today there was no suffering, only the joy of a state championship.

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Rick Coleman

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