EDMOND — For the first time in four years, Edmond North will not be in the state championship game.
Jenks defeated the Huskies, 2-0, Tuesday night in the Class 6A girls soccer semifinals, ending Edmond North's season and the brilliant high school career of star player Courtney Dike.
It is the first time in Dike's four years at Edmond North that the Huskies did not advance to the state championship game.
Edmond North won state titles in 2010 and 2011. The Huskies lost to Tulsa Kelley in the finals last year.
Jenks will meet defending state champ Tulsa Kelley for the title on Saturday. Tulsa Kelley defeated Mustang, 4-0, in the other semifinal at Mustang. The Broncos finished the season 11-5.
“We may have had one shot on goal the first half, and they had 10,” Mustang coach Mike Mason said. “They are fine team with a really good bunch of athletes.”
At Edmond North, Jenks controlled the play during the game and was able to bottle up Dike and the Huskies' offense. Jenks outshot Edmond North 15-3 in the game.
“She is a great player,” Edmond North coach Meagan Anderson said of Dike, who will play for Oklahoma State University next season.
“Courtney has had an amazing and outstanding career. She is going to continue to pursue that at the next level.”
The Trojans' victory on Tuesday night avenged a 2-1 loss in overtime to Edmond North to open the season.
“I think the girls have been working all year to get back to this game and play this team, and take care of some unfinished business,” Jenks coach Kalyn Reinhardt said.
Anderson said the Trojans deserved to win.
“They played the better brand of soccer today,” she said.
After a scoreless first half, the Trojans finally broke through early in the second half. Marlo Zoller scored off a rebound of Edmond North goal keeper's Genevieve Simmons' blocked shot.
The Trojans increased their lead 2-0 on a goal by Lizzie Keester off an assist from Bailey Strong. The 2-0 lead was more than enough for the Jenks defense.
“Jenks did a fine job at limiting our chances,” Anderson said. “They controlled the play physically. They controlled the midfield and ultimately I think that was probably the determining factor.”
Jenks, 15-1, last won the state championship in 2009. Edmond North finished the season 13-3.