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
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)