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2019 Soccer Tournament Coverage

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2019 Girls Soccer State Championships - Saturday, Nov. 9 at MAPFRE Stadium
 
2019 Boys Soccer State Championships - Sunday, Nov. 10 at MAPFRE Stadium
 
Buy Tickets Ahead of Time: Girls Championships (Promo code: OHSAAGIRLS)
Boys Championships (Promo code: OHSAABOYS)
 
Suite Rental: To secure suites for the 2019 OHSAA State Soccer Finals, please call Thomas O’Farrell at 614.447.4131, or e-mail him at tofarrell@columbuscrewsc.com
 
Tickets for the matches cost $10 per game and are set to be available on day of match at the Gate 5 ticket booth on the Southwest corner of the stadium, and parking is $7. The public may enter the parking lot off of 17thAvenue. Children age 5 and under will not be charged admission.

Girls Soccer State Pairings

Home Team Listed First. Rankings are from the Seventh Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association State Poll released on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
 
Division II
Semifinals - No. 2 Mansfield Madison Comprehensive (18-1-4) def. Chagrin Falls (18-3-1), 1-0 (1OT), Tues., 7 p.m.
No. 1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (20-1-1) def. No. 14 Granville (13-5-5), 3-0, Tues., 7 p.m.
Final - No. 2 Mansfield Madison Comprehensive (18-1-4) vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter (20-1-1), 1 p.m.
 
Division III
Semifinals - No. 11 Findlay Liberty-Benton (20-1-1) def. No. 4 Kirtland (17-5-0), 2-1, Tues., 7 p.m.
No. 1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (20-1-1) def. No. 14 Granville (13-5-5), 3-0, Tues., 7 p.m.
Final - No. 11 Findlay Liberty-Bentron (20-1-1) vs. Cincinnati Country Day (19-0-2), 4 p.m.
 
Division I
Semifinals - No. 2 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (22-0-0) def. Medina (17-3-2), 1-0, Tues., 7 p.m.
No. 4 West Chester Lakota West (21-0-2) def. Dublin Coffman (17-2-5), 2-1, Tues., 7 p.m.
FInal - No. 9 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (22-0-0) vs. No. 4 West Chester Lakota West (21-0-2), 7 p.m.
 

Boys Soccer State Pairings

Home Team Listed First. Rankings are from the Seventh Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association State Poll released on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
 
Division II
Semifinals - No. 9 Warren Howland (21-0-1) def. No. 5 Lexington (21-2-0), 3-2, Wed., 7 p.m.
No. 2 Tipp City Tippecanoe (22-0-1) def. Gahanna Columbus Academy (13-4-5), 1-0, Wed., 7 p.m.
Final - No. 9 Warren Howland (21-0-1) vs. No. 2 Tipp City Tippecanoe (22-0-1), 1 p.m.
 
Division III
Semifinals -  Bluffton (18-2-2) def. No. 3 Canfield South Range (19-3-0), 2-1 (2OT), Wed., 7 p.m.
No. 5 Columbus Wellington School (17-2-3) def. No. 7 Botkins (19-1-2), 4-0, Wed., 7 p.m.
Final - Bluffton (18-2-2) vs. No. 5 Columbus Wellington School (17-2-3), Sun., 4 p.m.
 
Division I
Semifinals - No. 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (20-0-2) def. No. 1 Medina (20-1-1), 3-0, Wed., 7p.m.
No. 4 Powell Olentangy Liberty (19-2-1) def. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (16-4-3), 1-0, Wed., 7 p.m.
Final - No. 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (20-0-2) vs. No. 4 Powell Olentangy Liberty (19-2-1), Sun., 7 p.m.

Girls State Championship Recaps

Division III
Cincinnati Country Day Repeats as State Champion with a 5-1 Win Against Findlay Liberty-Benton
COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second-consecutive year, No. 1 Cincinnati Country Day (20-0-2) is the OHSAA girls soccer Division III state champion after defeating No. 11 Findlay Liberty-Benton (20-2-1) 5-1 at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday evening. It was the Indians’ second girls soccer state title and third championship match appearance in school history.
 
The first goal came from Country Day when Division III player of the year and senior, Lawson Renie, scored in the fifth minute. However, within 30 seconds of Renie’s goal, Liberty-Benton junior Maya Rickle got a pass from sophomore teammate Olivia Bodie and found the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. But Rickle’s goal would be the only score from the Eagles the rest of the game and Country Day went on to score four more goals.
Renie scored her second goal of the game in the 20th minute to increase the Indians’ lead to 2-1. Senior Kate Brock found the back of the net in the 31st minute from the help of Renie to make it a 3-1 halftime score. The Indians tied their own Division III state championship game record with the second-most goals scored in a half, a record the team set against Kirtland in the 2017 Girls Soccer State Championship.
 
Country Day picked up right where they left off in the second half. Senior Joely Virzi scored the Indians’ fourth goal in the 60th minute of the game to extend the lead to 4-1. Brock scored her second goal of the afternoon with an assist from Virzi in the 67th minute to make it 5-1 in favor of Country Day.
 
The Indians’ five goals are the second-most goals scored in the Division III state title game, previously done by Country Day in the 2011 state championship against Shaker Heights Laurel. Country Day totaled 42 shots on goal with 25 of them coming in the first half. Brock had 10 shots on goal with sophomore Jada Moorman trailing her with eight and Renie had seven. The two goals scored by both Renie and Brock are tied for the second-most goals scored in the Division III title game. Renie also scored two goals in the 2018 Division III Girls Soccer State Championship against Kirtland.
 
It was Liberty-Benton’s second state championship appearance in school history. Liberty-Benton junior goalkeeper Sophie Aschemeier had 17 saves in the game. Both teams combined for six goals, tied for the second-most goals scored in the Division III state championship game. Country Day and Doylestown Chippewa also combined for six goals in the 2015 Division III State Title game.
 
Division II
Kettering Archbishop Alter Defeats Mansfield Madison Comprehensive 2-0 to Win Second OHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship
COUMBUS, Ohio – No. 1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (21-1-1) defeated No. 2 Mansfield Madison Comprehensive (18-2-4) 2-0 to take home the OHSAA Division II girls soccer state championship at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday afternoon. It was the Knights’ second girls soccer state title in school history and fourth appearance in the state championship match.
 
It was a scoreless game for most of the first half until Archbishop Alter senior captain Lauren Schimpf scored an unassisted goal to give the Knights a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute. There were 10 total shots on goal from both teams at the end of the first 40 minutes with Madison Comprehensive outshooting Archbishop Alter, 6-4. Despite outshooting the Knights, the Rams trailed 1-0 after the first half.
 
Archbishop Alter clung to its 1-0 lead late in the game until junior Nora Tyra netted a goal off a pass from senior Anna Sweeney in the 64th minute to increase the Knights’ lead to 2-0. Sweeney finished with five shots on goal and one assist. Junior goalkeeper Kassidy Roshong totaled six saves, four of them coming in the second half.
 
Madison Comprehensive outshot Archbishop Alter for the game 17-10. Division II girls soccer player of the year and Rams’ junior, Taylor Huff, led the team with six shots on goal, junior Chesney Davis had three and senior Kalie Blaising had two. Sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Rachel made four saves. It was the Rams’ first state title game appearance in school history.
 
Division I
West Chester Lakota West Stuns Whitehouse Anthony Wayne in the Final Seconds to Win the OHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Division I girls soccer player of the year, junior Kailyn Dudukovich, scored a goal with 13 seconds left to lift No. 4 West Chester Lakota West (22-0-2) over No. 2 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (22-1-0) 2-1 and win its second girls soccer state championship in school history at Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. It was the Firebirds’ first state title game appearance since 1999.
 
It was a scoreless match until Dudukovich received a pass from sophomore Gracie West and scored a goal in the 17th minute to give the Firebirds a 1-0 lead. Dudukovich’s goal was the only score of the first half. The Firebirds outshot the Lady Generals 8-3 after the first 40 minutes.
           
Not long after the second half started, Anthony Wayne knotted the score 1-1 in the 47th minute when senior Hannah Rybicki found the back of the net. Both teams had six shots on goal in the second half, but only one shot would cross the goal line. Dudukovich scored her second goal of the day in the 80th minute from an assist from senior Amanda Beerens to give Lakota West a 2-1 lead.
 
Dudukovich led the team with five shots on goal for Lakota West, senior Jenna Sitaksi had three and junior Sydney Jones recorded two. Senior goalkeeper Maddie Prohaska tallied four saves. Dudukovich tied the Division I state title game individual record for the most goals scored with two.
 
Anthony Wayne reached the state championship match for the first time in school history after compiling an undefeated record heading into the 2019 state title game. Rybicki led the Lady Generals in shots on goal with four, while sophomore Alaina Uncapher had two. Senior goalkeeper Keaton Grabarczyk made seven saves.

Boys State Championship Recaps

Division III
Columbus Wellington School Wins First Boys Soccer State Championship with 4-0 Victory Against Bluffton
COLUMBUS, Ohio –Senior Ahmet Ozer recorded a hat trick as No. 5 Columbus Wellington School (18-2-3) defeated Bluffton (18-3-2) 4-0 in the 2019 Division III Boys Soccer State Championship at MAPFRE Stadium Sunday evening. It is the Jaguars’ first boys soccer state title in school history and inaugural appearance in the state championship game.
 
After a scoreless first couple minutes, Ozer broke the game open with a first half hat trick within an 11-minute span. His first goal came in the 20th minute, after a long pass from sophomore Henry Lin, to give Wellington School a 1-0 lead. Only four minutes later Ozer netted another goal in the 24th minute from an assist from senior Freddie Lin to make it 2-0 in favor of Wellington School. Then, Ozer scored his third goal of the day in the 31st minute from a Henry Lin pass to make it a 3-0 lead for Wellington School at the end of the first half. Bluffton had two shots on goal in the first half while Wellington School landed 11. The Jaguars’ three first half goals were tied for the third-most goals scored in a half in the Division III state title game.
 
It was a quiet second half until the 62nd minute when Freddie Lin got a pass from Henry Lin and kicked the ball to the back of the net to make it 4-0 in favor of Wellington School. Bluffton had two shots on goal in final 40 minutes. Wellington scored the third-most goals scored in the Division III state title game.
 
The Jaguars finished with 17 shots on goal in the game, with Freddie Lin leading the team with eight, Ozer with four and junior Jordan Livits had three. Ozer’s hat trick is tied for the second-most goals scored in the Division III state championship game. Henry Lin’s two assists are the second-most assists in the Division III state championship game. Sophomore goalkeeper Aurius Calloway made one save. As a team, Wellington School totaled the third-most assists in the Division III state championship game with four.
 
It was Bluffton’s first boys soccer state championship game appearance in school history. The Pirates totaled four shots on goal with junior Tayton Kleman leading the team with two. Junior goalkeeper Nic Essinger made five saves and senior goalkeeper Zach Taylor had two.
 
Division II
Tipp City Tippecanoe Edges Warren Howland 1-0 to Win First Boys Soccer State Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Tipp City Tippecanoe (23-0-1) netted a late goal to defeat No. 9 Warren Howland (21-1-1) 1-0 in the 2019 Division II Boys Soccer State Championship at MAPFRE Stadium Sunday afternoon. It was the Red Devils’ first boys state soccer title and championship game appearance in school history. Sunday’s matinee was the eighth Division II boys soccer state championship game that ended with a 1-0 score. The last time it occurred was in 2016 between Kettering Archbishop Alter and Richfield Revere.
 
It was a physical game that involved 18 total fouls, with six called on Howland and 12 against Tippecanoe. Two yellow cards were given to the Red Devils as well. The first half was scoreless but Tippecanoe was able to land more shots on goal than Howland, 4-3. Tippecanoe pulled away in the second half with a goal in the 68th minute when senior Aaron Davis kicked the ball into the back of the net from an assist from teammates junior John Baileys and freshman Keaton Jackson.
 
Nine Tippecanoe players attempted a shot on goal with sophomore Evan Stonerock, seniors Eli Hadden and Ben Sauls each having two. Senior goalkeeper Adam Trimbach made three saves.
 
Howland compiled an undefeated record heading into its first state title game appearance in school history. Sophomore captain Gabriel Altawil recorded two shots on goal and four other players totaled one. Junior goalkeeper Lucas Brill had three saves.
 
Division I
Cleveland St. Ignatius Sets OHSAA Records With 4-0 State Title Victory Over Powell Olentangy-Liberty
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (21-0-2) won its state record ninth boys soccer state championship after defeating No. 4 Powell Olentangy-Liberty (19-3-1) 4-0 in the 2019 Division I Boys Soccer State Championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night. St. Ignatius scored two goals in each half and senior Everett Shorey recorded a hat trick and set a record for the most goals scored in the Division I state title game.
 
The match was scoreless up until the 21st minute when Shorey scored his first goal of the night off an assist from senior Danny Kalic to make it 1-0 Wildcats. Later before the end of the first half, Shorey netted his second goal in the 39th minute after controlling a series of passes from sophomore Luciano Pechota and senior Ian Sugar, increasing the Wildcats’ lead 2-0. St. Ignatius led in shots on goal at the break 8-3 over Olentangy-Liberty.
 
In the second half, Shorey scored his hat trick-clinching goal in the 52nd minute off an assist from senior Nick Russo to make it a 3-0 game for St. Ignatius. Wildcats junior Marko Rimac scored the final goal of the game in the 65th minute, extending the lead 4-0.
 
It marked the 10th state championship match appearance for the Wildcats after a two-year hiatus. St. Ignatius tied its own team record for the most goals scored in the Division I state title game set in 2015. The Wildcats also set the new record for the most assists in the title game with four. Shorey broke the record for most goals in a game in the Division I championship game passing fellow St. Ignatius player, John Duldner, on the list (two goals vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty in 2014). The Wildcats led in shots on goal 17-9, outshooting Olentangy-Liberty 9-6 in the second half. Shorey led the team with eight shots on goal, while seniors Kyle Folds and Matthew McLaughlin had two. Three goalkeepers saw action the net with senior Peter Van Euwan playing 70 minutes in the goal with junior Liam Sowell and senior Danny Radigan serving for five minutes each. Van Euwan made two saves and Sowell had one.
 
Olentangy-Liberty made its fourth appearance in the state championship game and its first since 2014. Senior Ludwig Conrad led the team with five shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Theren Handlon made one save.

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