Columbus, OH (WKBN) – The South Range boys soccer historic run came to an abrupt end Saturday, falling to Cincinnati Summit Country Day, 9-0 in the Division III State Championship at MAPFRE Stadium.
The Summit Country Day Silver Streaks notched their third state championship in four years. The Silver Streaks end with a 19-3 overall record. South Range closes the season with a 17-4 record.
After the Raiders initially carried the play to start the contest, the Silver Streaks started to take over the momentum and never surrendered it the remainder of the game. They would score three times in the first half and six more times in the second.
The Silver Streaks scored their first goal on a kick by NAME at the 33:21 mark of the first half to take the 1-0 lead. The Raiders seemed to gather themselves despite most of the play being in the Raiders defensive zone until the 13:05 mark when NAM made it 2-0 in favor of the Streaks. They would add a third goal by NAME at the 6:01 mark of the first half to give them a 3-0 lead at the break.
The Streaks would dominate the play in the second half as they would score six second half goals. The Raiders would get their best chance to get on the scoreboard at the 34:14 mark of the second half when Landon Baer had a break away shot on goal. But unfortunately for the Raiders, the Streaks goal keeper Josh Campbell came up with the save, preserving the shutout.
The shutout of the Raiders was only the second time on the season that they were held scoreless. The other was a 4-0 loss to Austintown Fitch in their last regular season game.
“Look at that community support,” OHSAA Assistant Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass said as he pointed at the Raider fans in the crowd. Approximately 80 students packed two busses to take in the championship game.
“In the history of the OHSAA this is the first time that a South Range team has made it to the championship game,” Snodgrass said. “This trophy will be on display at South Range forever.”