OHSAA State Soccer Finals set

Six boys teams in three divisions and four girls teams in two divisions have advanced to the 2004 Ohio High School State Soccer Finals on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, 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.

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. with the Division I final 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 will kick off 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 today. Gates will open an hour prior to each game.

Both the boys and girls tournaments, which began in October, are open to all schools fielding varsity soccer teams in the state of Ohio. There are 536 boys soccer programs and 457 girls programs competing in 2004.


Boys Division III Final, Friday, Nov. 12, at Crew Stadium - 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy vs. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Boys Division I Final, Friday, Nov. 12, at Crew Stadium - 7 p.m.
Westerville North vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius

Boys Division II Final, Saturday, Nov. 13, at Crew Stadium - 11 a.m.
Pataskala Watkins Memorial vs. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney

Girls Division II Final, Saturday, Nov. 13, at Crew Stadium - 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Indian Hill vs. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown

Girls Division I Final, Saturday, Nov. 13, at Crew Stadium - 7 p.m.
Dublin Coffman vs. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit