Mater Dei Wildcats win third straight Girls State Soccer Championship

Mater Dei Wildcats win third straight Girls State Soccer Championship

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Mater Dei girls soccer team is coming home with a State Championship for the third straight year.

The Wildcats took down Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 2-0, on Saturday to win the 2A Girls Soccer State Championship.

“Megan Gries got free on a breakaway and did the right thing and took the shot," said Mater Dei coach Amy Weber. "Regardless of whether it was a pretty goal or an ugly goal, a goal is a goal in the state finals, and she deserved it. I just told our trainer she’s due for a goal. She’s a senior, she’s worked hard for us for four years on varsity, and to come out and get the first goal of the game it was amazing to see her face.”

“I kinda put my head down because as soon as I took that shot it was straight to her, and I really didn’t think it was gonna get in and it went through her hands unfortunately for her, and for us it was unbelievable," said Megan Gries. "We’re getting out there and making history, and it’s a great feeling to be apart of it.”

The Mater Dei’s girls soccer will hold a pep rally Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in the school’s gym to celebrate the state title.

Watch 14 News at 6 p.m. for highlights and reactions from the 2A Girls Soccer State Championship game.

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