“Once we settled in and started moving the ball around, I just thought we were brilliant,” Coach Dave Greene said afterward. “I would’ve liked to have scored a goal in the run of play there, but I think we’ve scored 15 goals off set pieces all season, so that didn’t surprise me at all.”
Earlier in the day, Wilde Lake had played a much more dramatic championship, defeating C. Milton Wright 1-0 in an overtime ended with a golden goal.
“We knew that we were destined to be in this spot,” Coach Trevor Shea said. “We have done enough things in the last few years to put ourselves in this position.”
Saturday’s slate of title games at Loyola University marked the official end of the local soccer season. District of Columbia State Athletic Association contenders Sidwell Friends and E.L. Haynes join the final rankings.
1. Whitman (17-1-1) LR: 1
The Vikings were perfect against Montgomery County competition this fall.
2. Leonardtown (20-1-0) LR: 4
A late goal from Kobe Harris wasn’t enough to get the Raiders back into the Maryland 4A final.
3. Wootton (14-2-0) LR: 2
4. Gonzaga (14-6-6) LR: 7
The Eagles finished off their season strong, earning Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and DCSAA championships.
5. St. Albans (17-1-2) LR: 3
The IAC champions fell to Gonzaga on penalties in the quarterfinals of the DCSAA tournament.
6. Wilde Lake (15-3-1) LR: 6
7. Arundel (14-3-1) LR: 5
The Wildcats couldn’t find the breakthrough goal in the Maryland 4A semifinals, falling, 1-0, to Leonardtown.
8. Sidwell Friends (17-3-2) LR: NR
The Quakers ended their season by making it to the finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament and DCSAA tournament.
9. Georgetown Prep (12-3-4) LR: 9
The Hoyas’ strong season was tarnished by St. Albans, which beat them twice and tied them once.
10. E.L. Haynes (13-3-3) LR: NR
The public charter school made it to the semifinals of the DCSAA tournament before falling to eventual champion Gonzaga.
Dropped out: No. 8 La Plata, No. 10 Potomac School