Highlanders win home finale; both teams head to state tournament
Senior Kayden Eckman scored four goals Monday as the Eureka Springs Highlanders defeated Bergman 7-0 in the Highlanders’ final home game of the season.
Senior Griffin Taylor and sophomores Donte Kruse and Jose Rangel added one goal apiece for Eureka Springs (7-6, 6-4 3A West). Eckman, Rangel and freshman Eason Nystrom each had an assist.
Sophomore goaltender Preston Hyatt made six saves as the Highlanders recorded the shutout.
Both the boys and girls soccer teams have qualified for the Class 3A State Tournament, which begins Thursday, May 9, in Harrison.