Hendersonville Rolls Past Ncssm 5-0

FOR NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S SOCCER CROWN

RALEIGH – Senior forward Bryan Aguirre knocked in two goals and had an assist to lead Hendersonville to a 5-0 romp over Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math to capture the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s soccer championship Saturday at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Soccer Stadium at N.C. State University.

Aguirre, a 6-0, 180-pound forward and one of the NCHSAA's all-time leading scorers, ended his career with 156 goals as the Bearcats spurted to a 3-0 lead at halftime and then scored twice three minutes into the second half, coasting to victory.

Aguirre was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship. Ahmad Jarrar had a goal and added two assists for the Bearcats.

Hendersonville made its second consecutive appearance in the final after beating Dixon 3-0 for the state championship last year and ended the season with a 26-2-1 mark. The Bearcats did not lose in their last 22 matches.

NCSSM, which lost for only the second time against 20 victories, won the 2007 1-A crown in its only previous men's soccer title appearance.

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 1-A MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Soccer Stadium, N.C. State University

N.C. Science and Math 0        0     — 0      

Hendersonville              3        2     — 5

SCORING

7th minute H—Brayan Aguirre (Kyle Stuller)

16th minute H—Jordan Gilliam  (Ahmad Jarrar)

37th minute H—Brayan Aguirre (Weikus Tolles)

41st minute H—Ahmad Jarrar (Brayan Aguirre)

43rd minute   H—Jake Cosgrove (Ahmad Jarrar)