Notre Dame girls soccer is Class 2 state champions for the second time in three seasons.
Thanks to two goals from Megan Heisserer pluls goals from Hannah Miller and Lindsey Bauwens, the Bulldogs (26-1-1) beat Visitation Academy 4-0 to win the Class 2 state crown after falling in the title game last year.
Miller, Kristen Tarno and Mary Dirnberger picked up assists.
Thanks to two goals from star forward Megan Heisserer, Notre Dame girls soccer leads Visitation Academy 2-0 at halftime of the Class 2 state championship at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri.
Visitation had the better start, hitting the crossbar in the 4th minute. Notre Dame struck first, though, scoring in the 9th minute. Megan Heisserer controlled a headed pass from Hannah Miller and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
Heisserer doubled that lead with a 33rd-minute penalty kick goal following a Visitation handball inside the penalty box.
Notre Dame is now 40 minutes away from a second Class 2 state title in the past three seasons.
Notre Dame and St. Vincent girls soccer both have a chance to win state championships Thursday.
Notre Dame goes first and will face Visitation Academy at 2 p.m. in the Class 2 state championship. The Bulldogs (25-1-1) defeated Pleasant Hill 3-2 in Wednesday's semifinal, twice coming back from a one-goal deficit.
If the Bulldogs win, it will be their second state championship in the last three seasons.
Visitation (18-4) beat Pembroke Hill 1-0 in the other semifinal.
St. Vincent (16-7) won its Class 1 semifinal Wednesday, beating New Covenant Academy 3-0. The Indians will go for their consecutive Class 1 state championship at 4 p.m. against Duchesne.
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