State Final: OHSAA Reports
State Championship Game
Gahanna Columbus Academy 2, Columbus Bishop Watterson 1 (2 OT)
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio: In double overtime, Gahanna Columbus Academy freshman Hana Sinno scored the game-winning goal to give the Vikings a 2-1 win over Columbus Bishop Watteron Saturday in the 2012 OHSAA field hockey state championship game at Upper Arlington High School. Academy’s Charlotte Vaziri (Jr.) scored the game’s first goal with 4:03 remaining in the first half, but the Vikings were unable to hold off the Eagles as Alessandra Margello (Sr.) tied the game with 9:01 left in regulation.
The state title is the ninth for Columbus Academy (19-0-1), which has made the state tournament every year since 2008. The Vikings now have a five title lead over Kettering Fairmont (4) for the most field hockey state titles. Academy posted 12 shots on goal compared to five for Watterson, and also led in penalty corners 12-8.
Academy also defeated Watterson during the regular-season, 1-0, and posted shutout victories in 12 of its 20 victories this season.
Bishop Watterson, which had previously won state titles in 2009, 2005 and 1995, finished the season 19-2-0.
CA – 1-0-0-1 2
BW – 0-1-0-0 1
CA- Charlotte Vaziri (assist Brie Sahl, Grace Geiger) 4:03, 1st half
BW- Alessandra Margello (assist Olivia Pardi), 2nd half
CA- Hana Sinno (assist Charlotte Vaziri) 6:05, 2nd OT
CA- 4 (Sarah Guendert)
BW- 4 (Bridget Wagy)
Shots on Goal:
Semifinal Game #1
Gahanna Columbus Academy 4, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy 0
Semifinal Game #2
Columbus Bishop Watterson 1, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 0