Thomas, Columbus Academy to meet in state final
Thomas Worthington moved one step closer to its fourth state championship with a 2-1 win over Shaker Heights in a state semifinal Nov. 1 at Upper Arlington.
Shaker Heights tied it at 1 with 9 minutes, 50 seconds left on a goal by junior forward Marcia Brown, but Thomas sophomore midfielder Taylor Insley knocked one into the right side of the net off a pass from senior attacker Devan Chakroff with 9:27 to go for the game-winner.
“They passed it up the right side of the field to Devan, and I’m a left midfielder and I yelled for her to cross it to me,” Insley said.
Thomas improves to 19-0-1 while Shaker Heights finishes 17-2, with both of its losses to the Cardinals.
Also scoring for Thomas was sophomore midfielder Hana Sinno, who dribbled through the defense and scored with 15:50 remaining.
Thomas previously won state titles in 1988, 2007 and 2011.
-- Jarrod Ulrey
Columbus Academy 1, Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 0 (OT)
The Columbus Academy field hockey earned a spot in the state final following a 1-0 overtime win over Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame Academy on Nov. 1 at Upper Arlington.
Grace Geiger’s goal with 3:01 left in the first 10-minute overtime was the game-winner. Geiger started the winning play with a penalty corner.
Academy goalkeeper Sarah Guendert had one save.
Last season, Academy defeated Watterson 1-0 in double overtime in the state final for the program’s ninth state title.
-- Frank DiRenna