2011 OHSAA Boys State Soccer
The 2011 OHSAA boys
state soccer semifinal matchups are set for November 8th, as four teams
in three divisions look to advance to Columbus’ Crew Stadium, to claim
to be Ohio’s best and win a state championship.
In Division I returning
to the semifinals is 2010 champion Cleveland St. Ignatius (20-1-0) who
will play Copley (15-2-4). Copley has outscored its opponents 13-5
during its four games in the tournament. St. Ignatius’ lone loss of the
year was a 2-0 decision against Louisville St. Xavier (KY) in the sixth game
of the season. The Wildcats have only allowed nine goals against them
all season. The other half of the bracket pits Olentangy Liberty
(15-2-3) versus Beavercreek (21-0-1). Liberty made the semifinals after
beating Dublin Coffman 3-1 in the regional final. Beavercreek is the
only undefeated team in Division I.
The Division II
semifinals feature the 2010 runner-up Richfield Revere (17-0-4) against
Lexington (14-6-1). Revere defeated Marlington 2-1 to advance while
Lexington defeated Ottawa-Glandorf by the same score. Lexington makes it
to semifinals after winning twice in overtime during its tournament run.
Columbus St. Francis DeSales (13-6-2) will take on 2010 champion Dayton
Carroll (21-0-0) in the other semifinal matchup. Carroll has only
allowed 11 goals in its 21 games played.
In the Division III
semifinals Gates Mills Hawken (16-4-0) meets Mansfield Christian
(15-2-3) in one matchup. Hawken defeated Doylestown Chippewa 3-0 in the
regional final to advance while Mansfield Christian defeated Toledo
Ottawa Hills 2-1 to advance. Mansfield Christian had previously lost to
Ottawa Hills 4-1 in a regular season game. In the other semifinal
matchup Worthington Christian (16-4-1) returns to the semifinals for its
third straight year. The Warriors finished as runners-up in 2010 after
claiming the 2009 championship. They will take on one-loss Cincinnati
Madeira (19-1-0) who defeated Dayton Christian 4-2 to advance to the
State semifinals sites
are posted on the brackets at OHSAA.org.
The boys state
championship games take place Friday, November 11 at Crew Stadium in
Columbus. The Division III championship game will be played at Noon,
followed by Division II at 3:30 p.m. and Division I at 7:00 p.m.
Paul Seiter, OHSAA Sports Information Intern,