Shaker beats US 2-1 in 2 OT's.
From Brooklyn: Rocky River 5, Holy Name 2.
Holy Name swept the overall season series, but somehow the Pirates were able to win in the game that counted the most.
Kind of ironic that the year before the top private school programs will bolt from the GCHSHL that two traditionally solid public school programs that will anchor next year's Red North were able to win their respective district tournaments and head down to the state tournament. Congrats to both Rocky River and Shaker Heights, one of whom will get the chance to play for the state title next weekend.
Based on memory, I believe that this is Rocky River's first trip to the state Final Four, though I could be wrong (particularly if they made an appearance prior to the early 1990s).
Winner of the Sylvania District wins it all.
Second trip. First was 1979.
Don't know much about this sport other than how to read a scoreboard. It appears that the challengers are...
On an entire body of work, it looks like Ignatius should be favored, but it also appears they could lose to any one of these teams. Ignatius has lost to TSJ, St. Ed's and tied Liberty and US. Overall, Ignatius is 8-2-2 against this group (haven't played Northview). As usual, Ignatius will likely have to get by rival St. Ed's to get out of Brooklyn.
Anyone who watches this sport closely have any opinions?
P.s.: Ed's 4-5-2 against this group; Shaker 2-6; US 5-6-1; OL 0-2-3; TSJ 4-4; Northview 4-2
I'll bet Northview is feeling quite confident right now. I hope the RR/SH winner pulls the upset and brings trophy home to Cleveland
Here's the ThisWeekSports.com article on Northview's semifinal win over Olentangy Liberty.Northview scores 4 unanswered to beat Olentangy Liberty, 4-2. Liberty led 2-0 after the 1st.