RALEIGH – Senior forward Monbo Bokar had a goal and an assist to lift Durham Jordan past Charlotte Myers Park 2-0 to win the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s soccer championship on Saturday night at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Soccer Stadium at N.C. State University.
Bokar assisted Matthew Feigler on the game's first goal in the 26th minute and then tallied in the 75th minute to secure the victory.
A stellar defensive effort by the Falcons limited Myers Park to zero shots on goal, although the Mustangs did have a goal nullified by offsides which would have tied the contest with about 10 minutes remaining.
Junior midfielder Bryan Roque, who helped push the Jordan attack forward and also played well defensively, earned the championship Most Valuable Player award.
Jordan recorded its 15th shutout of the season and won its six state playoff games by a total score of 19-3. The Falcons won their third NCHSAA state soccer championship, with previous titles in 2001 and 1990, and completed a perfect 25-0 mark under veteran head coach Steve Turner.
Myers Park, which ended the year 25-2, was in the championship match for the fourth time with a 1-2 record in previous finals. The Mustangs won the '08 4-A crown and were runners-up in 2003 and 1988.
Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program. The Raleigh Sports Consortium serves as a host city sponsor for these championships, along with the city of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2010 STATE 4-A MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Soccer Stadium, N.C. State University
Durham Jordan 1 1 —2
Charlotte Myers Park 0 0 —0
26th minute J—Matthew Feigler (Monbo Bokar)
75th minute J—Monbo Bokar (Jonathan Ray)