No. 4 Pella 4, Fairfield 0
PELLA — The Dutch are now a win away from securing a spot in the state tournament after downing Fairfield on Monday night.
This was the second time Pella and Fairfield met this season and the Dutch would avenge their loss behind high energy and limiting Fairifeld’s talented striker Xavier Kapijimpanga, who came into the game with 26 goals on the season.
Pella jumped out the early lead with three goals in the opening 30 minutes. Levi Van Dusseldorp struck first followed by Preston Rowe setting up a Logan Solomon score with Isaac Semini pushing the lead to 3-0 at the break.
Ike Held added one more Dutch goal for good measure in the 56th minute. The Trojans had a few decent looks on goal but it was a solid night from the Pella defense and keeper Mason Holland, who grabbed six saves on his way to the shutout.
No. 4 Pella (14-4) will host No. 9 Fort Madison (16-1) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the substate final.
No. 6 Bondurant-Farrar 2, Oskaloosa 0
BONDURANT — The fifth-seeded Indians were looking for an upset over the top-seeded Bluejays in the substate semifinals but it was Bondurant-Farrar picking up the shutout.
The Bluejays tallied both of their goals in the first half as Oskaloosa would try to make a push but would be held off.
Oskaloosa finishes the season with an 11-7 record and bids farewell to seniors Ethan Olivas, Salvador Gonzalez, Travis Otto, Tanner VanLeuven, Riley Storm and Gavin Higgins.
No. 12 Pella 10, Centerville 0
PELLA — Four goals in the first half and six in the second half led to Pella’s first 10-goal game of the season.
Roselande Vanderhoff recorded the hat trick with an assist while Abby Warner found the back of the net twice. Also scoring a goal for the Lady Dutch was Erin Nossaman, Macy Schulz, Camile Dixon, Mia Warner and Tatum Carlstone.
Schulz had two assists on the night while Anneka Stoltzfus, Emma Yoder and Maddison Naig also recorded helpers. Hailey Van Houweling had five saves in the shutout win.
No. 12 Pella (11-5) will host Indianola (8-6) in their regular season finale on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Ballard 4, Pella Christian 2
PELLA — The Eagles fell behind 2-0 in the second half before both teams exchanged a pair of goals in the second half to result in a Bomber win.
Joslyn Terpstra supplied the offense for Pella Christian with a pair of goals while Lydia Zylstra collected 11 saves in the contest.
Pella Christian (6-9) shifts their attention to postseason play as they will host Knoxville (8-6) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the regional quarterfinals.
Knoxville’s Sullivan heading to state
OSKALOOSA — While the golf season ended for some, it will continue for Knoxville’s Amy Sullivan after earning a state bid as an individual at the regional golf tournament on Monday at Oskaloosa’s Edmundson Golf Course.
Sullivan carded a round of 87 which was good for fourth place in the regional. The top five individuals automatically punch their ticket to state.
Unfortunately for the Panthers, they finished just two shots back of Lisbon of the final team spot with a score of 381. Washington ran away with the team race with a 317.
Other Panthers golfing on the day included Nikolle Kussatz (ninth, 93), Faith Roozeboom (95), Isabella Day-Suhr (106) and Hayden Hudson (134).
Pella finished in seventh with a 426, which was season-low team score. Reagan VanWyk (95) nabbed 10th place individually while Ella Jahner (108), Ellie Wogen (110) and Olivia Hood (113) also scored for the Lady Dutch.
Oskaloosa didn’t score as a team as they wrapped up their season.
Sullivan will head to River Valley Golf Course in Adel on June 1-2 for the 3A Girls Golf State Tournament.
1. Washington (317), 2. Lisbon (379), 3. Knoxville (381), 4. Mount Pleasant (390), 5. Fairfield (405), 6. Keokuk (419), 7. Pella (426), 8. Centerville (431)
*Oskaloosa Individual scores were not available at time of print
Pella 14, PCM 3
PELLA — The Dutch exploded for five runs in the second and seven more in the third after falling behind 2-0 after one inning. They would get the run-rule win in the fifth inning.
Pella got home runs from Cole Hillman and Nick DeJong while Jason Knox earned the victory with 10 strikeouts in four innings of work.
Pella (1-0) will hit the road to face Carlisle (0-0) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Knoxville 6, Nevada 1
NEVADA — The Panthers opened up in the win column thanks to a quick start that saw them lead 3-1 after three innings before adding insurance runs in the fifth and seventh.
Bode Cox drove in a couple of runs on the night while Luke Spaur also record a RBI. Beau Leisure got the win after pitching two no-hit innings with five strike outs.
Knoxville (1-0) will host Oskaloosa (0-0) for a doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.
No. 14 (3A) Nevada 4, Knoxville 3
NEVADA — This one went back and forth with both teams getting a run in the second before Nevada took the lead in the fourth. Knoxville responded by taking the 3-2 lead thanks to a pair of runs in the sixth only for the Cubs to answer with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to get the win.
Melanie Sullivan blasted a solo home run in the second inning while Anna Anderson also recorded a RBI for the Panthers. Ashlyn Finarty (2-for-4 with a double) and Brittany Bacorn (2-for-3) both had multi-hit games.
Jadyn Streigle got the start in the circle and went four innings while giving up two runs (one earned) and three hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Finarty came in for the final two innings and got the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Knoxville (0-1) will look to bounce back on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when they host Oskaloosa (0-0).