SEVILLA GOALS LIFT WALLACE-ROSE HILL TO NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S SOCCER TITLE
RALEIGH—Sophomore Kenny Sevilla scored two goals to lead Wallace-Rose Hill past East Surry 3-1 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s soccer championship Saturday afternoon at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University.
Sevilla was named the championship Most Valuable Player as the Bulldogs won their second consecutive state title.
Wallace-Rose Hill opened the scoring with a couple of quick goals in the first 12 minutes of the contest. A ball deflected off an East Surry defender for an own goal,and then Sevilla tallied in the 11th minute to put the Dogs up 2-0.
Senior Andrew Kozlow cut into the margin for the Cardinals with an unassisted goal in the 25th minute, and the halftime score was 2-1.
In the 70th minute, Sevilla uncorked a left-footed strike from well outside the box to put the Bulldogs ahead 3-1.
Wallace outshot the Cardinals 14-4 and had eight shots on goal to two for East Surry. The Cards had four corner kicks to just one for the Bulldogs.
Jeyri Cano recorded four saves in goal for the winners.
Wallace-Rose Hill ended the season with 26 consecutive wins to go 26-1 overall. East Surry has made just four visits all-time to postseason soccer play, so this was by far the Cardinals’ best team ever. East started the season 0-4-2 but made a great run to its first NCHSAA soccer championship appearance to finish the season 16-6-2.
The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the city of Raleigh served as primary host city sponsors for this championship, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel was the presenting sponsor.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh
1-A CHAMPIONSHIP 1 2 F East Surry 1 0 - 1 Wallace-Rose Hill 2 1 - 3
7th minute W-RH—East Surry own goal
11th minute W-RH—Kenny Sevilla
25th minute ES—Andrew Kozlow
70th minute W-RH—Kenny Sevilla