Monday, February 26, 2024

CVC teams 4-for-4 in district finals round

Four Chagrin Valley Conference girls’ soccer teams claimed district championships on Thursday and will play in next week’s regional semifinals.

Berkshire defeated Rootstown, 4-1, in a Division III District championship game and will play Kirtland in the Sweet 16. The Hornets knocked off West Salem Northwestern, 3-0.

The Badgers improved to 14-3-3 with their win over the Rovers and won the district title for the second consecutive season.

Summer Larch scored twice and recorded a pair of assists in the win while Jordyn Wichert and Alyssa Lawson each found the back of the net once and Brooke Ruchalski contributed with an assist. Sarah Wendl finished the game with three saves.

Kirtland won its fifth straight district title and sixth in seven years.

Erika Zschuppe recorded two goals and an assist in the win while Reilly Greenlee scored once and assisted on both of Zschuppe’s goals.

Berkshire and Kirtland met during the regular season with the Sept. 21 game ending in a 2-2 draw.

West Geauga won its second straight Division II District title.

The Wolverines, who improved to 10-3-6 on the year, beat Streetsboro, 3-1.

Frankee Flesher scored twice, both times off of Megan McGinnis assists, and Rae Ehrbar added a second-half insurance goal. Ashlyn Drayer recorded five saves in the win.

West Geauga will play Copley (14-2-4) in Tuesday’s regional semifinals at a time and location to be determined.

Kate Bartlett’s seventh goal of the season in overtime lifted Chagrin Falls to a 1-0 win over Revere in another Division II District championship game.

The Tigers, who improved to 14-3-2, will face neighborhood rival Kenston in Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Kenston and Chagrin Falls played to a 2-2 deadlock back on Sept. 25.

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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