From today’s Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, is a story about the soccer team at Worthington Christian High School, which is a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus. To read the complete story, click here.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Worthington Christian boys soccer team earned its second trip to the Division III state championship game in three years, defeating Cincinnati Mariemont 2-1 in double overtime last night in VA Memorial Stadium.
Eric Stevenson’s shot from 15 yards appeared to be heading outside the left post, but it curved back toward the net for the winner with 5:57 remaining. The goal was scored on the end where the majority of Cincinnati Mariemont’s student fans had gathered.
“I just turned and hit it, hoping for a goal,” Stevenson said. “(Mariemont’s fans), especially before the game, they were yelling, trying to get us off of our game. The coaches said, ‘Don’t worry about the fans, just play through.’ “
Mariemont (17-4) grabbed a 1-0 lead when Johnny Wirthlin took a pass from Mitchell White and scored 20 minutes into the first half.
Worthington Christian (18-3-1) was able to apply consistent pressure on Mariemont’s defense in the final 15 minutes of the half.
Worthington Christian will play Toledo Ottawa Hills, which upset Gates Mills Hawkens 3-0 last night, in the final Friday in Columbus Crew Stadium.
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