OHSAA State Soccer Finals set for Friday and Saturday at Crew Stadium

Three girls Finals on Nov. 9 and three boys title-deciders follow on Nov. 10

Six boys teams and six girls teams have earned berths in the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Soccer Finals slated for this Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at Columbus Crew Stadium. In all, six champions will be crowned over two days, with the girls titles decided on Friday and the boys championship matches contested on Saturday, marking the thirteenth consecutive season that the Finals have been played at Crew Stadium.
 
Friday’s tripleheader will be followed by three more games on Saturday. Matches on both days kick off with the Division III games at 12:00 p.m., Division II will follow at 3:30 p.m. and the nightcaps will feature the Division I finalists at 7:00 p.m. (schedule below).
 
Two of the teams – Olentangy Liberty on the boys side, and St. Francis De Sales on the girls side – hail from the Columbus area. Additionally, Crew forward Ben Speas’ alma mater, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, will feature in the Division II Final against reigning champion Dayton Carroll.
 
The Crew’s Youth Development Program will be represented in the boys matches, with five players from Crew Soccer Academy and Crew Juniors teams participating, all students at Olentangy Liberty.
 
They are: Grant Meeker, Samuel Nelson, Christopher Solomonides, Nicholas Scherner and Taylor Scott
 
Tickets are priced at $8 per game, the stadium will not be emptied after each game and re-entry will not be permitted. Parking for the event is set at $5. Both the boys and girls tournaments, which began in October, are open to all schools fielding varsity soccer teams in the state of Ohio.
 
Media interested in attending should contact Tim Stried of the OHSAA (tstried@ohsaa.org) with accreditation questions or requests.

2012 OHSAA STATE Soccer Championship MATCHES (CREW STADIUM)
Girls Division III Final
Ontario 2 - Middletown Bishop Fenwick 3
Girls Division II Final
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 5 - Columbus St. Francis De Sales 0
Girls Division I Final
Perrysburg 1 - Mason 0
 Boys Division III Final
Gates Mills Hawken 0 - Cincinnati Summit Country Day 2
 Boys Division II Final
Saturday, Nov. 10, Crew Stadium – 3:30 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy vs. Dayton Carroll
Boys Division I Final
Saturday, Nov. 10, Crew Stadium – 7:00 p.m.
Sylvania Southview vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty