Derek Beiner delivered the game-winner in the opening minutes of the second half, keeper Caleb Lawson had four saves and Newton’s boys soccer team blanked Class 2A No. 8 Nevada 1-0 at H.A. Lynn Stadium on Friday night.
The Cardinals evened their record at 8-8 following their second straight win by shutout. Nevada dropped to 12-5.
“In a season where goals and wins have been hard to come by, it was good to get the win, especially on Senior Night,” Newton boys soccer coach Zach Jensen said. “It was good to finish out a game we controlled.”
Beiner’s winning strike and fourth goal of the season came in the 42nd minute. Josh Meyer returned from injury, played sparingly and recorded his second assist of the season.
“The last 10 minutes were scary, but we had some great opportunities,” Jensen said. “We just have to put the ball in the back of the net. We played well though. It was a good win.”
Meyer was one of seven seniors recognized before the match for Senior Night. The rest of that group included Darara Dawassa, Parker Aalbers, Jack Suttek, Derek Lanser, Trey Hewitt and Anthony Bestell.
Cards open postseason against Benton
The Iowa High School Athletic Association released pairings for the upcoming soccer postseason and Newton will play in 2A Substate 6.
The sixth-seeded Cardinals open tournament play against third-seeded Benton (11-6) at 6:30 p.m. on May 20 in Van Horne.
The winner of that match plays the winner between second-seeded Grinnell (8-5) and seventh-seeded Hudson (3-11) at 5 p.m. on May 24 in Grinnell. Nevada is the No. 1 seed in 2A Substate 6.