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What: The Division II boys soccer state championship match.
When: 3:30 p.m. today.
Where: Columbus Crew Stadium.
Who: Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (15-6-0) vs. Dayton Carroll (18-0-4).
Coaches: Jon Taylor of CVCA and Scott Molfenter of Carroll.
Notebook: CVCA enters its seventh state final in program history following a 3-0 state semifinal win over Bay Village Bay on Wednesday night at Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Sophomore Ben Locke scored the Royals three goals and has a team-high 20 goals this season. CVCA won state titles in 2004 and 2010 in Division III and in 2007 in Division II. Carroll defeated Bexley 4-0 in its state semifinal. Zach Zwiesler scored two goals for the Patriots and Trae’ Collins and Vonne Byrd scored one goal apiece. Carroll enters this match without a loss in its previous 59 matches. Carroll won state titles in 1980, 2008, 2010 and 2011. The Royals goalkeeper is senior Chad Prtenjak and the Patriots goalkeeper is sophomore Noah Kummer.
The CVCA starting lineup consists of:
Goalkeeper: Senior Chad Prtenjak.
Defenders: Senior Tim Horth, sophomore Joe Horth, junior Tim Andrassy and freshman Gino Finelli.
Midfielders: Sophomore Collin Surface, junior Johnny Akindipe, junior Ben Gradert and senior Zack Bosshard.
Forwards: Junior Sammy Meszaros and sophomore Ben Locke.
It is an absolutely beautiful fall day here in Columbus. Temperature in the high 60s with the sun shining brightly overhead. I hear it also quite lovely back home in Akron.
We are underway. The match starts at 3:34 p.m.
Carroll takes a 1-0 lead with a goal by junior defender John Rutan in the second minute of the match. Senior forward Vonne Byrd gets the assist.
Carroll leads 2-0 following a goal by senior forward Vonne Byrd in the 29th minute. Senior midfielder Zach Zwiesler gets the assist.
CVCA almost scores a goal. Two shots hit off the cross bar and another shot deflects of a Carroll defender.
Carroll leads CVCA 2-0 at halftime.
Play resumes on the pitch with the Patriots ahead 2-0.
Neither team scores a goal in the half.
Dayton Carroll wins 2-0.