ohsaablk.jpg (18212 bytes) Ohio High School Athletic Association
2009 Boys Soccer Championships
November 13, 2009
Crew Stadium, Columbus

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2009 Boys State Tournament Results and Box Scores

Division I        Division II         Division III


  Division I State Championship Game
  Gahanna Lincoln 1, Cleveland St. Ignatius 0 (SO 4-3)

2009 Division I State Champion
Gahanna Lincoln
High School


Championship Recap

Gahanna Lincoln junior William Trapp connected on the 10th and final penalty kick to give the Lions a 4-3 shootout advantage, and with it a 1-0 victory, Friday night over Cleveland St. Ignatius in the OHSAA Division I boys soccer state championship game in Crew Stadium.

First-time state finalist Gahanna (22-0-1) entered the game ranked second in the state and No. 4 in the latest national high school poll. Three-time and defending state champion St. Ignatius (22-1-0) entered the game ranked No. 1 both in the state and in the nation and had not lost in 43 straight matches, just four shy of the all-time Ohio record.

But both goalkeepers – senior Ryan Grimme from Gahanna and senior Joe Kalt from St. Ignatius – willed their teams to 80 minutes of scoreless play in regulation and a pair of scoreless 15 minute overtime sessions, leading to the penalty kick shootout.

Grimme saved the first two St. Ignatius attempts, and although Kalt saved the first Gahanna attempt, the Lions converted their next three to set up Trapp’s deciding kick, which he fired into the lower left corner of the net to send his teammates and the Gahanna supporters in the crowd of 3,359 fans into a frenzy.

Gahanna’s constant pressure led to the Lions leading the stat sheet and nearly scoring the game-winner during regulation if it were not for the heroics in goal from Kalt, who finished with 10 saves. Gahanna posted an 18-12 shot advantage, a 10-4 shots on goal advantage and took nine corner kicks compared to five for St. Ignatius.

Grimme, who allowed only four goals all season, ended the night with four saves for his 19th shutout.

Box Score 1 2 OT



22-0-1 Gahanna Lincoln 0 0 0 4 1
22-1-0 Cleveland St. Ignatius 0 0 0 3 0
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  Division II State Championship Game
   Columbus St. Francis DeSales 1, Bay Village Bay 0

2009 Division II State Champion
Columbus St. Francis DeSales


Championship Recap
Top-ranked Columbus St. Francis DeSales scored in the 63rd minute and limited fourth-ranked Bay Village Bay to very few scoring chances as the Stallions won the OHSAA Division II boys soccer state championship, 1-0, Friday in Crew Stadium.

It marks the fourth state title for DeSales and its first since 1997. On their way to winning sectional, district, regional and state championships, the Stallions out-scored their seven tournament opponents 26-0. Overall this season, they recorded 18 shutouts.

Senior David Harper scored the game-winner, collecting a loose ball near midfield and outrunning two defenders into the penalty area. Bay goalkeeper Nate McDonald, who had seven saves and kept the Rockets in the game, came out to challenge, but Harper side-stepped him and slotted the ball into the back-left corner of the net for his seventh goal of the season.

DeSales’ goalkeeper Christopher Weisgarber had three saves in directing the Stallions to the clean sheet. They took six corner kicks, compared to one for Bay, and held a 25-11 advantage in shots.

DeSales also won state titles in 1997, 1992 and 1986 and was the runner-up in 2002 and 1990. Bay was seeking its third championship after winning in 1993 and 1991 and earning a runner-up finish in 2005.

Box Score 1 2 F
19-1-3 Columbus St. Francis DeSales 0 1 1
18-2-3 Bay Village Bay 0 0 0
Scoring Summary:
SFD - David Harper (unassisted), 63rd minute
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  Division III Championship Game
  Worthington Christian 2, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 1 (OT)

2009 Division III State Champion
Worthington Christian
High School


Championship Recap

Worthington Christian junior Trent Smith scored in the eighth minute of overtime to give the third-ranked Warriors a 2-1 win over fourth-ranked Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Friday in the OHSAA Division III boys soccer state championship game in Crew Stadium.

Smith’s game-winning strike came from about 25 yards out that deflected off both the goalkeeper and the near post into the back of the net, stunning the Royals and giving Worthington Christian its second state title.

The Warriors out-shot CVCA 21-9 overall and had 10 shots on goal, compared to just two for the Royals.

Worthington Christian took a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute when freshman Albert Miller’s cross into the penalty area was first misplayed by a CVCA defender, then mishandled by the goalkeeper, resulting in an own goal. The Royals came back to tie the match in the 68th minute when junior Jack Thompson scored from close range off an assist from sophomore Sachem Wilson.

The match pitted two returning state runners-up from 2008. The Warriors, who won their first state title in 2006, were upset by Toledo Ottawa Hills last season, while CVCA dropped the 2008 Division II state championship game in a shootout.

Box Score 1 2



18-1-4 Worthington Christian 0 1 1 2
16-1-5 Cuyahoga Valley Christian Aca. 0 1 0 1
Scoring Summary:  
WC - Own Goal (goalkeeper mishandle), 53rd minute
  CVCA - Jack Thompson (assist Sachem Wilson), 68th minute
  WC - Trent Smith (unassisted), 86th minute
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