NORFOLK - The Lincoln Southwest Silverhawks entered the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament as the undefeated, top ranked team in the state - and thats exactly how they left.

The Silverhawks, after defeating the Lincoln Southeast Knights on Wednesday 3-2 (OT), traveled back up to Norfolk on Friday for a date with the Panthers.

The Panthers entered the contest as the hosts, boasting a record of 11-3, while the Silverhawks held strong at 11-0.

Both teams felt out the pace of the game before Lincoln Southwest used their aggressive offense to create early chances.

It was nearly 30 minutes into the game before either team scored, but in the 29th minute, Mabast Alawdi set the net ablaze with a deep shot that curled into the top left corner of the goal.

Alawdi's goal marked his 14th on the season, adding to his already impressive resumé of ranking in the Top 3 for points in Class A.

In the second half, the Panthers kicked it up a notch, finding good chances for Isidro Rosas and Cole Fundus, but nothing that led to a goal.

In the final 10 seconds, a beautiful pass set up a chance for the Panthers to equalize the game, but it slipped beyond the offense and went out, securing the second straight HAC Tournament Championship for Lincoln Southwest.

The Silverhawks remain unbeaten and will remain the #1 team in the state, while the Panthers fall to 11-4, but still proving that they belong among the best in the class.