Columbus Girls Advance to GNAC Championship, Boys Fall in Shootout

NORFOLK – The GNAC Girls Soccer Championship will be hosted by Columbus after the team’s comeback victory on Saturday.

Both the Columbus girls and boys team faced off with North Platte in their first game of GNAC play. The tournament, which was scheduled to start Friday, was moved to Saturday, due to inclement weather.

The girls game was fast paced early on, with the Discoverers trailing 3-2 at halftime, but the defense would step up in the second half while the offense continued to roll. The Discoverers scored two more goals and allowed zero in the second half, to get the 4-3 victory. They will face off with Hastings, who defeated #1 seed Kearney, in Columbus, on a date that is yet to be determined.

The Columbus High girls improve to 4-2 on the year, and are scheduled to play Grand Island Senior High on Tuesday, who currently sits at 0-6 on the year.

The boys had a slower start to their game, but would go into halftime leading 1-0. Unfortunately for the Columbus boys, the game would go into a shootout, and Columbus High would fall 3-2.

North Platte Improved to 6-1 on the season, while the Discoverers dropped to 3-3. Columbus has lost their last 3 games in tight fashion, falling to North Star in overtime, Lincoln Southwest 1-0, and most recently North Platte. The Discoverer boys are scheduled to play the 6-3 Grand Island Senior High Islanders on Tuesday.

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