FAYETTEVILLE — Bentonville’s Lady Panthers scored a first-half goal and made that stand up Friday for a 1-0 victory over Conway, denying the Lady Cats a second straight state soccer title.
Conway defeated Bentonville, 3-0, to claim the title last season. Friday marked the Lady Panthers’ fourth state title in the last six years.
Bentonville finished the season 15-4-2.
The Lady Cats finished their final season under coach Whitney Allison with a 21-2 record.
Allison, who is headed to Charlotte (N.C.) School of Law was 59-3-2 in three years as Lady Cat coach and her teams were 42-0 in conference play.