The state's top boys soccer team got one last push before the start of Thursday's Metro Conference tournament.
“We didn't get pushed a little,” Omaha Creighton Prep co-coach Tom Hoover said. “We got pushed a great deal.”
Hoover's group outlasted 10th-ranked Millard West 2-0 in overtime Tuesday night, keeping the Junior Jays (7-0) unbeaten.
UNO recruit Mark Moulton scored both Prep goals, one in each overtime. Moulton's first came on an assist from Creighton recruit Alex Prusa.
Hoover said Millard West's tough style provided a test for his team.
“It was a very physical game,” Hoover said. “They're a fine, fine team.”
The Junior Jays, Class A's two-time defending champion, will be the No. 2 seed in the Metro tournament, starting with Thursday's quarterfinals at home sites.
The Wildcats (3-3) lost their third game of the season — all to ranked teams — including one to their Metro quarterfinal opponent Omaha Westside. Millard West has been shut out in each loss.
Omaha Creighton Prep (7-0) ...... 0 0 1 1—2
At Millard West (3-3) .................. 0 0 0 0—0
Goals: OCP, Mark Moulton 2.