COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cincinnati girls soccer teams scored a hat trick Friday, sweeping the three state championship matches without allowing a single goal.
Loveland finished the job, taking the Division I title after Indian Hill won in Division II and Summit Country Day claimed the Division III crown.
The Cincinnati area teams outscored their opponents 7-0 overall.
— Matthew Buis (@LHS_MrBuis) November 11, 2017
Loveland, ranked No. 2 in the Division I state coaches' poll, edged No. 7 Perrysburg 1-0 on a frigid Friday night at MAPFRE Stadium.
Loveland's Brooke Harden scored the lone goal from 27 yards out in the first half.
Goalkeeper Lauren Parker saved the day in the 70th minute by stopping a shot from just inside the 18-yard box.
Loveland finished 22-1-0.
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Indian Hill defeated Mentor Lake Catholic 2-0 behind first-half goals by Morgan Jackson and Anna Podojil.
Indian Hill finished the season undefeated at 22-0-1.
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Summit, ranked No. 1 in Division III, defeated Kirtland 4-0 for its second state title in the past three years and third overall.
Junior Colleen McIlvenna and senior captain Ravin Alexander scored two goals apiece, and each assisted on the other's first goal.
Summit (22-1-0) stayed undefeated in its three trips to the state finals. Summit also won state titles in 2015 and 2011.
The Summit boys’ soccer team plays in the Division III state final at 4 p.m. Saturday in Columbus.
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