2013 OHSAA Boys State Final Pairings
Mason 1, Mentor 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mason applied pressure and waited for its opportunity to strike throughout the game, scoring in the second half to come away with its first state soccer championship, a 1-0 victory over Mentor in the 2013 OHSAA boys Division I state soccer final at Crew Stadium in Columbus on Saturday.
Mason (21-0-4) had six shots overall and four shots on goal, compared to Mentor’s two shots and only a single shot on goal. Both teams fought physically; the Comets had 11 fouls and the Cardinals had nine fouls.
Although both teams had scoring opportunities, the lone goal of the game came from Mason senior Jack Clark in the 64th minute. The goal was assisted by classmate sophomore Gary Zhao.
The Comets returned to the state tournament for the second year in a row following a loss in the state semifinal in 2012. The Mason faithful displayed shirts that said “Unfinished Business.” Mason defeated defending state champions Powell Olentangy Liberty in the semifinals en route to its first state title.
Mentor finishes the season 17-1-4 and as state runner-up, making its second state appearance. The Cardinals’ other state appearance was in 1994 when they won the state title.
Richfield Revere 2, Columbus Bishop Watterson 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After finishing as state runner-up in 2011 and 2010, Richfield Revere finally broke through with a 2-0 win over Columbus Bishop Watterson in the 2013 OHSAA boys Division II soccer championship Saturday at Crew Stadium in Columbus.
Richfield Revere ends its undefeated season 20-0-2 and captures its first state soccer title. This was Revere’s sixth state appearance and fourth state final.
The Minutemen got on the scoreboard in the early minutes when sophomore Daniel Branch scores in the fourth minute. Classmate senior Nolan Dyko added another goal in the 32nd minute, assisted by senior Brian Gillette, and headed into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Revere never looked back, only allowing the Eagles seven shots overall and only one shot on goal.
Bishop Watterson (17-5) made its second appearance in the state tournament. The Eagles’ other appearance was in 2010.
Cincinnati Summit Country Day 2, Mansfield Christian 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cincinnati Summit Country Day defeated Mansfield Christian 2-1 to win the 2013 OHSAA boys Division III soccer state championship at Crew Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, defending its 2012 title.
Offensively, Summit (16-2-4) dominated the game by having the ball in Mansfield Christian’s half of the field. The Silver Knights registered 10 shots overall with eight coming on goal. The Silver Knights took only one corner kick compared to the Flames’ five.
Summit Country Day scored the first goal of the game in the 18th minute when sophomore Charlie Maciejewski headed in an outstanding cross from senior Taylor Jones. The Silver Knights led at halftime 1-0. In the second half, Summit Country Day added another goal in the 74th minute when sophomore Brendan Jones put in a loose ball in the box in the back of the net. But Mansfield Christian wouldn’t go away without a fight, scoring in the 76th minute when senior Josh Cochran headed in a corner kick from sophomore Sam Paul. The Silver Knights defended the last few minutes to seal the victory.
Cincinnati Summit Country Day is now 3-0 in state final matches (2012 and 1999). Mansfield Christian has made two other state tournament appearances, 2000 and 2011, however, this was its first state final. The Flames finish the season 20-2-1.