West Shore tops Berkeley Prep for Boys 2A Soccer Crown; Lakeland Christian falls short in 1A

By Spectrum Sports Staff,
Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017

The West Shore Wildcats won their second state title in school history in the Boys Soccer 2A Championship, with a 1-0 victory over Berkeley Prep.

A scoreless first half featured opportunities for both teams, highlighted by a shot in the opening minutes from Berkeley Prep's Max Lerner from six yards out that sailed over the crossbar.

In the second half the Wildcats finally broke through, with great footwork from Abe Murphy before a pass to Amugo Chukwunenye for his team-high 18th goal of the season in the 60th minute.

The game was a rematch of the 2012 2A Championship that West Shore won in double overtime for their first-ever state title. Berkeley Prep was making their seventh title game appearance, but remain winless in the championship game since 2004.

In the 1A Championship, Lakeland Christian and Maclay were both looking for their first-ever state championship. It was the first title game appearance since 2006 for Lakeland Christian, while Maclay advanced to the title game for the first time since 2009.

Tanner Moloney scored in the 50th minute to give Lakeland Christian a 1-0 lead. But two goals from Maclay in a 10-minute span led the Marauders to the victory. Bradley Stager scored in the 60th minute, while the game-winning goal came from Jordan Pichard in the 70th minute.

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