Perry’s girls’ soccer team fell a game short of reaching the state tournament after losing 4-1 in the Regional finals to the Norwalk Warriors.


The Jayettes’ had their eyes set on a state tour after May 30, win over the Winterset Huskies in the Class 2A Regional Semis.


Unfortunately for Perry, the Warriors’ senior Lauren Gavin and junior Megan Roberts contributed two goals each while Norwalk’s goalkeeper Michaela Harvey gave up just one Jayette goal in 74 minutes of play.


The Warriors controlled the pace of the game from the opening minute. They scored two in the first half and added the final two blows early in the second half.


Jacqueline Guardado, Jayette freshman, erased the potential shutout when she scored Perry’s lone goal in the closing minutes of the contest.


The Jayettes finished their season with an overall 11-6 record and placed second in the Raccoon River Conference (RRC).


In 17 games they scored 40 goals, 12 assists, and tallied 90 points. The team’s goalies finished with an 84.3 percent on saves and they allowed just 1.389 goals per game.


Despite playing in just 10 games, sophomore Natalie Martinez led the team with nine goals, which placed her tenth overall in the conference.


Guardado scored eight and teammate Molly Lutmer finished with seven goals. Junior Sydney Guerra scored five, and sophomores Brun Steffen and Jaelyn Waddle each had two.


Defensively, junior Salena Garcia charted 913 game minutes where she allowed 17 goals with 85 saves.


Sophomore Carly Anderson and junior Janet Ortiz combined to play the other 354 minutes. The duo gave up a total of five goals and had 33 saves.