1-A NCHSAA MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
HANSSON IS MVP TO LEAD WALLACE-ROSE HILLTO NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S SOCCER TITLE IN SHOOTOUT
RALEIGH—Senior goalkeeper Viktor Hansson of Wallace-Rose Hill made the key save and scored the game winner on Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs edged North Moore 3-2 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University.
After 80 minutes of regulation time ended at 2-2, the teams battled through two 10-minute overtime periods and two five-minute golden goal sessions before heading into penalty kicks. Hansson, who made a dramatic save on a North Moore penalty kick in regulation and then stopped the Mustangs’ first attempt in the shootout, converted Wallace-Rose Hill’s fifth and final PK in the shootout as the Bulldogs got the winning goal on a 4-3 edge in PK’s.
North Moore led most of the way in regulation, but Wallace-Rose Hill managed to tie the game in dramatic fashion. Senior Phillip Trappe scored his second goal of the day for the Bulldogs on a shot from the left side with only eight seconds showing on the clock, knotting the game at 2-2.
Junior forward Pedro Ugarte scored both of North Moore’s goals.
North Moore had 13 total shots, 10 on goal, while W-RH had eight of its 22 total shots on goal.
Both teams were playing in their first NCHSAA men’s soccer championship. Wallace-Rose Hill, which was the number-one seeded team in the Eastern bracket, ended the season with a 13-match winning streak and finished the season 23-3.
North Moore had a nine-match winning streak snapped and finished 20-4-1.
The Raleigh Sports Consortium served as a host city sponsor for the championship, along with the city of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2013 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh
1 2 OT OT SD SD PK
Wallace-Rose Hill 0 2 0 0 0 0 1*—3
North Moore 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 —2
*Wallace-Rose Hill won penalty kick session 4-3.
11th minute NM— Pedro Ugarte (Cesar Rojo)
44th minute WRH—Phillip Trappe (Carlos Gomez)
54th minute NM—Pedro Ugarte (Johnny Catalan)
80th minute WRH—Phillip Trappe (Maynor Espinoza)
WRH—wins shootout 4-3.