Kirtland’s bid to become the first public school to win a Division III state championship fell short with a 3-0 loss to Cincinnati Country Day at MAPFRE Stadium on Friday.
Lidia Rodin’s well-placed free kick in the 33rd minute proved to be all Kirtland would need to defeat Archbold in a Division III state semifinal at Strobel Field in Sandusky on Tuesday.
Jeremy Lunka scored a pair of goals and Evan Dures and Kyle Lutz each finished off one to lead Kirtland to a 4-0 win over Campbell Memorial in a Division III regional championship game at Streetsboro High School on Saturday.
Mason Sullivan recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and Joey Torok ran for a nine-yard touchdown on the next play to set the tone in Kirtland’s 59-0 rout of visiting Steubenville Catholic Central in a Division VI regional quarterfinal on Friday at West Geauga High School.
Marko Cubela’s heady play in overtime led Kirtland to a 3-2 win over Kidron Central Catholic in a Division III regional semifinal at Green Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
Independence edged Van Buren in a penalty kick shootout to advance to its first regional championship game in school history.
Six different players scored goals to lead Kirtland to a 9-0 win over South Range in a Division III regional semifinal at Stewart Field on Friday.
Kirtland scored four second-half goals to defeat Kinsman Badger 5-0 in a Division III district championship game at West Geauga on Saturday.
Berkshire lost its Chagrin Valley Conference championship to rival Cardinal during the regular season but the Badgers claimed an even bigger prize on Saturday when they defeated the Huskies 3-2 in Saturday’s Division III district championship match.
Kirtland scored 20 unanswered second-half points to pull away from host Wickliffe in a 34-7 win on Friday.
Kirtland scored three unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes to defeat Cuyahoga Heights 4-2 in a Division III district championship game at Stan Skoczen Stadium on Thursday.