UPDATED: Muskies girls soccer wins regional title, advance to state tournament

2021 Muscatine High School girls soccer team. [courtesy Twitter/@mhssoccergirls2]

UPDATED Friday, 7:40 p.m.: The Muscatine girls soccer team defeated Linn-Mar 4-1 on Friday to win the 3A Region 7 championship and clinch a berth in the state 3A tournament for the first time since 2007.

The Muskies will be the 8-seed and play #1 West Des Moines Valley on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.

The new rankings from the IGHSAU were released Thursday afternoon, and Muscatine jumped to the top spot after opening the season at number two.

But that perfect record was short lived, as just a few hours later the Muskies split a doubleheader with 3A top-ranked Assumption. After dropping game one, 6-4, Muscatine scored three runs in the first and held on for a 3-0 victory.

In the opener, Rylie Moss recorded her 100th career stolen base.

The Muskies (5-1, 3-1 MAC) head to the Iowa City West Open on Friday, with games against Regina Catholic at 1 p.m. and Fairfield at 2:45 p.m. On Saturday, they take on Center Point-Urbana at 9 a.m. and Prairie at 10:45 a.m.

Assumption swept a Thursday doubleheader from Muscatine by scores of 4-3 and 17-0.

The Muskies host Johnston for a single game Friday at 7 p.m., and then Mount Pleasant in a Saturday doubleheader at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.