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Hawks deliver West’s first loss on Barker Field

Trojans fall 2-0 to Cedar Rapids Prairie
West High’s Jacob Mentz launches a shot at the Cedar Rapids Prairie goal in varsity action on Tuesday, April 21, at West High. (photos by Chris Umscheid)

IOWA CITY– History was made Tuesday, April 21, at West High’s Ed Barker Soccer Complex, but it wasn’t the kind of historic moment the Trojans wanted. The Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie handed the Trojans their first home loss since 2011– the first loss on Barker Field– taking a 2-0 decision from West.
Prairie scored with 4:08 left in the first half as the ball bounced past West’s keeper and put in the second goal three minutes later with a shot into the corner of the net.
The Trojans had some looks at the Prairie goal, but they were unable to hit pay dirt, dropping to 3-4 on the season.
The Trojans will host Cedar Rapids Xavier on Thursday, April 30, with varsity action starting at 7 p.m. and will host Bettendorf on Saturday, May 2, starting at noon.