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2016 OHSAA Soccer State Tournament Coverage

2016 OHSAA Soccer State Championships

MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus
November 12-13, 2016

 
2016 Girls Soccer State Championships - Saturday, Nov. 12 at MAPFRE Stadium
 
2016 Boys Soccer State Championships - Sunday, Nov. 13 at MAPFRE Stadium

Boys State Tournament Information

 
 

Girls State Tournament Information

Boys Soccer State Tournament Pairings

Home team listed first. Pairings are shown with state rank and overall records. Game times subject to change. Brackets at OHSAA.org will show any changes. Championship games Sunday at MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, times TBA.
 
Division I
#8 Medina (17-1-2) vs. #1 Cleveland St. Ignatius (19-0-2) at Strongsville HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
#5 Beavercreek (19-1-1) vs. #2 Columbus St. Charles (18-0-1) at Xenia HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Division I State Championship: #1 Cleveland St. Ignatius (20-0-2) vs. #2 Columbus St. Charles (19-0-1), Sunday, Nov. 13, MAPFRE Stadium, 7:00 p.m.
 
Division II
#5 Celina (20-1-0) vs. #7 Richfield Revere (15-3-3) at Tiffin Columbian HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
#3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (19-1-2) vs. #1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (18-0-3) at London HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Division II State Championship: #7 Richfield Revere (16-3-3) vs. #3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (20-1-2), Sunday, Nov. 13, MAPFRE Stadium, Noon
 
Division III
#6 Mansfield Christian (17-2-2) vs. #2 Kidron Central Christian (19-0-2) at Lexington HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
#1 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (19-1-1) vs. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (14-4-4) at Hilliard Bradley HS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Division III State Championship: #2 Kidron Central Christian (20-0-2) vs. #1 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (20-1-1), Sunday, Nov. 13, MAPFRE Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer State Tournament Pairings

Home team listed first. Pairings are shown with state rank and overall records. Game times subject to change. Brackets at OHSAA.org will show any changes. Championship games Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, times TBA.
 
Division I
#7 Toledo Notre Dame Academy (17-1-2) vs. #4 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (17-1-0) at Sandusky Perkins HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
#6 Springboro (17-1-3) vs. Pickerington North (18-2-1) at Xenia HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Division I State Championship: #4 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (18-1-0) vs. #6 Springboro (18-1-3), Saturday, Nov. 12, MAPFRE Stadium, 8:00 p.m.
 
Division II
Bay Village Bay (15-5-1) vs. #3 Chagrin Falls (21-1-0) at Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
#2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (16-2-2) vs. #8 Granville (13-6-2) at London HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Division II State Championship: #3 Chagrin Falls (22-1-0) vs. #2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (17-2-2), Saturday, Nov. 12, MAPFRE Stadium, 5:00 p.m.
 
Division III
#3 Doylestown Chippewa (21-0-0) vs. #1 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (20-1-0) at Macedonia Nordonia HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
#5 Cincinnati Country Day (17-1-2) vs. #8 Lynchburg-Clay (18-1-0) at Liberty Twp. Lakota East HS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Division III State Championship: #1 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (21-1-0) vs. #5 Cincinnati Country Day (18-1-2), Saturday, Nov. 12, MAPFRE Stadium, 2:00 p.m.

Girls Recaps

Division III
 
Gates Mills Gilmour Academy Claims First OHSAA Girls Soccer State Title in School History, Defeats Cincinnati Country Day, 2-1 in Double Overtime
COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 1 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy defeated No. 5 Cincinnati Country Day, 2-1, in a sudden-victory double overtime thriller in the 2016 OHSAA Division III girls soccer state championship match Saturday afternoon at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
 
After a scoreless first half, Alex Siskovic put Gilmour Academy up 1-0 with 23:15 remaining in the match. The senior captain scored when the ball leaked out in the box off of a free kick. Country Day freshman Kate Brock would answer for the Indians and tie the game at 1-1 with 14:08 remaining in regulation.
 
Both teams failed to score in the first sudden-victory overtime, but with just 1:08 remaining in the second overtime and a potential penalty shootout looming, Alyssa Behrend scored the game-winning goal for Gilmour Academy.
 
Sophomore Annie Greene assisted both Lancer goals, while sophomore Chloe Webb led the Indians in shots with four.
 
Gilmour Academy (22-1-0) takes home its first OHSAA girls soccer state title in school history in Joe Ciuni’s first year as head coach. Country Day (19-2-2) claims its first runner-up finish. It was both schools’ first appearance in the state tournament.
 
Division II
 
Kettering Archbishop Alter Defeats Chagrin Falls 3-0 For School's First OHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a chilly Saturday evening at MAPFRE Stadium, #2 Archbishop Alter defeated #3 Chagrin Falls 3-0 in the 2016 OHSAA Division II girls soccer state championship. The title for the Lady Knights marks their first in school history.
 
In the 29th minute of the first half, Lauren Dietz scored the first of her two goals to give Archbishop Alter a lead that they would never relinquish. Lauren, a junior midfielder, was able to score again just nine minutes later on a free kick from just outside the box.
 
Chagrin Falls, in the school's second state final appearance, came out firing in the second half yet was unable to get anything past senior goalkeeper and team captain Sarah Cady, marking her 11th clean sheet on the season. Alter put the final touches on its state championship with a goal in the 73rd minute by sophomore midfielder Grace Haines.
 
Archbishop Alter finishes the season 16-2-2 and win its first state title in the school's third trip to the state final. Chagrin Falls (21-2-0) claims its first state runner-up finish in the school's second appearance in the title game.
 
Division I
 
Walsh Jesuit Blanks Springboro 2-0, Secures Fifth Straight OHSAA Girls Soccer State Title
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Walsh Jesuit Warriors continued their dominance of Ohio high school girls soccer with a 2-0 victory over Springboro in the Division I girls soccer state championship match Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
 
Neither team was able to break through in the first half, but the Warriors continued to attack and finally broke the scoreless tie just minutes into the second half.
 
Aubrey Bechter got the scoring started for Walsh Jesuit with a volleyed goal off a cross from Maddie Shinaberry with 35:00 remaining in the match. Just a short time later, Sofia Rossi used a nifty move inside the box to shake loose from a defender then went off the crossbar and in with 29:27 remaining.
 
Springboro senior goalkeeper, Morgan Ramby, had a game-high 9 saves, while senior Gaby Young had a game-high 4 shots on goal for Walsh Jesuit.
 
With the win, Walsh Jesuit (22-1-0) completed its 17th shutout of the season and ended the season allowing only 5 goals in 23 games. The Warriors now own 10 total state titles in girls soccer and have won five in a row. In its first state tournament appearance in school history, Springboro (19-2-3) takes home a state runner-up finish.

Boys Recaps

Division III
 
Cincinnati Summit Country Earns Fifth Boys Soccer State Title, Defeats Kidron Central Christian 9-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cincinnati Summit Country Day defeated Kidron Central Christian 9-1 in the 2016 OHSAA Division III boys soccer state championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
Summit Country Day (21-1-1) tied its own state record for goals scored in a boys soccer state championship game with nine en route to its second-consecutive state title and its fourth in the last five years.
 
Central Christian (20-1-2) finished as state runner-up for the first time in its first appearance in an OHSAA boys soccer state championship.
Summit Country Day recorded 30 shots with 20 shots on goal, while Central Christian finished with four shots, all on goal.
 
Summit Country Day senior Sam Martin led the Silver Knights with four goals, an OHSAA boys soccer state championship record, while also recording an assist. Junior Diego Valloto finished with three assists, a new OHSAA boys soccer state championship game record. Senior Cameron Belle recorded three goals and one assist. Senior David Cook finished with one goal on six shots on goal and two assists.
Central Christian senior Elijah Steffen finished with one goal on two shots on goal, and senior goalkeeper Jeremiah Mullet finished with 11 saves for the Comets.
 
Summit Country Day began the scoring in the 19th minute on a goal from Cook with an assist from Martin, giving the Silver Knights a 1-0 lead over Central Christian. Martin scored two goals of his own in the 32nd and 33rd minutes to increase the Summit Country Day advantage to 3-0.
 
The Comets would counter in the 37th minute, as Steffen scored after his penalty kick goal was saved and deflected back to him for a shot that he put through to the back of the net, cutting the Central Christian deficit to 3-1.
 
But Summit Country Day scored six more goals, earning the victory, 9-1.
 
Division II
 
Kettering Archbishop Alter Defeats Richfield Revere 1-0 (2OT) To Capture Fourth Boys Soccer State Title
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A goal by Kettering Archbishop Alter junior Ty Borton on an assist from senior Scott Beinlich at the 10:24 mark of the second overtime period earned a 1-0 (2OT) victory for Archbishop Alter over Richfield Revere in the 2016 OHSAA Division II boys soccer state championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
Archbishop Alter (21-1-2) earned its fourth boys soccer state championship in school history with the victory and its first since 1998.
Revere (15-4-3) was making its fifth state championship appearance and finished as state runner-up for the fourth time in school history.
Archbishop Alter held a decisive 17-2 shot on goal advantage over Revere for the match with a 24-10 edge in shots overall. The Knights also accrued nine corner kicks compared to one for Revere.
 
Borton led Archbishop Alter with three shots on goal and six shots overall, finding the back of the net for the game winning goal in the second overtime. Beinlich finished with four shots on goal and one assist for the Knights. Seniors Ryan Senkiw and Parker Simms also recorded three shots on goal for Archbishop Alter.
 
Revere junior goalkeeper Charlie Fink recorded 16 saves to lead the Minutemen.  Junior Zack Kasson and sophomore Sandor Jakab each recorded one shot on goal for Revere.
 
The match remained tied heading into the second overtime period, when Archbishop Alter’s Beinlich found Borton on a long pass from near midfield, who put the ball to the back of the net from the close right wing, earning the 1-0 victory and state title for the Knights.
 
With the victory, Archbishop Alter becomes just the fifth school since 1986 to win state championships in boys and girls soccer in the same year.
 
Division I
 
Cleveland St. Ignatius Captures Third-Straight Division I Boys Soccer State Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland St. Ignatius Ignatius earned its third-straight OHSAA boys soccer state title and eighth boys soccer state championship in school history by defeating Columbus St. Charles 2-1 in the 2016 OHSAA Division I boys soccer state championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night.  
St. Ignatius (21-0-2) has won eight boys soccer state championships in nine trips to the state final.
 
St. Charles (21-1-1) was making its sixth appearance in an OHSAA boys soccer state championship and has finished as state runner-up four times.
St. Ignatius held a 23-6 shot advantage and 5-2 shot on goal advantage over St. Charles.
 
The Wildcats were led by senior Alexander Gotsky, who recorded one goal on seven shots, and senior Stephen Milhoan, who finished with one goal on six shots overall.
 
After 38 minutes of action, St. Ignatius struck first with a goal off the head of the Wildcats' leading scorer, Stephen Milhoan, on an assist from senior Thomas Hogan, giving St. Ignatius a 1-0 lead.
 
St. Charles tied the game in the 60th minute, when Ssenior captain Charlie Marshall was able to shoot one past the St. Ignatius keeper, knotting the game at 1-1.
 
But Gotsky struck in the 74th minute on a goal that struck the upper left corner of the net from 25 yards out on an assist from Milhoan, giving the Wildcats a 2-1 lead and deciding goal.