OHSAA state soccer semifinals set, winners head to Crew Stadium on Friday and Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Twelve boys teams and eight girls teams have advanced to the 2005 Ohio High School State Soccer Semifinals and look to move on to the OHSAA State Finals on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, at Columbus Crew Stadium.

In all, five champions will be determined over the two days, with the boys Division I and III titlists decided on Friday and the boys Division II final and the girls Division I and II championship matches contested on Saturday. Division I is the large-school division in Ohio.

All six boys semifinal games are Tuesday, Nov. 8, with the four girls semifinal games played on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The 10 semifinal games are played at various sites around the state of Ohio.

Friday's doubleheader will be followed by a tripleheader on Saturday. On Friday, the boys Division III match kicks things off at 3 p.m. and the nightcap will feature the Division I finalists at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the boys season concludes with the Division II title match at 11 a.m., before the girls take center stage. The girls Division II championship is at 3 p.m. and girls Division I honors will be decided at 7 p.m.

Tickets for each of the five matches are priced at $7 and are available at the Crew Stadium Box Office (614-447-2739) and all TicketMaster outlets (614-431-3600) starting on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Both the boys and girls tournaments, which began in October, are open to all schools fielding varsity soccer teams in the state of Ohio. A total of 543 boys soccer programs and 463 girls programs competed in 2005.

Crew Assistant Coach Robert Warzycha's son, Konrad, is a member of the Dublin Jerome boys team that has advanced to the Division I state semifinals. Konrad, a junior, and his Celtics teammates face Cincinnati St. Xavier on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Cedarville University at 7 p.m.


Boys Division III Semifinals - Tuesday, Nov. 8
Youngstown Cardinal Mooney vs. Kidron Central Christian; Worthington Christian vs. Jamestown Greenview

Boys Division III Final, Friday, Nov. 11, at Crew Stadium - 3 p.m.

Boys Division I Semifinals - Tuesday, Nov. 8
Cincinnati St. Xavier vs. Dublin Jerome; Cleveland St. Ignatius vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Boys Division I Final, Friday, Nov. 11, at Crew Stadium - 7 p.m.

Boys Division II Semifinals - Tuesday, Nov. 8
Columbus Bexley vs. Dayton Carroll; Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy vs. Bay Village Bay

Boys Division II Final, Saturday, Nov. 12, at Crew Stadium - 11 a.m.

Girls Division II Semifinals - Wednesday, Nov. 9
Bay Village Bay vs. Doylestown Chippewa; Columbus Bexley vs. Hamilton Badin

Girls Division II Final, Saturday, Nov. 12, at Crew Stadium - 3 p.m.

Girls Division I Semifinals - Wednesday, Nov. 9
Dublin Coffman vs. Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy; Green vs. Strongsville

Girls Division I Final, Saturday, Nov. 12, at Crew Stadium - 7 p.m.