Girls Second in State
Davidson College recruit Seeley Yoo scored twice, the first off a header five minutes into the game, and St. Catherine’s held on during a furious second half to win the state girls soccer championship, 2-0, over Norfolk Collegiate on Saturday in Richmond.
The loss was the first of the season for the Oaks, who finished 17-1-1, the best record in school history. They were TCIS champions for the second straight year and the second time in school history.
“It was a very good game,” St. Catherine’s coach Laurie Marshalek told a newspaper. “Throughout the entire 80 minutes, Norfolk Collegiate played hard. Even when it was 2-0, we weren’t comfortable with that lead knowing that at any point they could get a goal.”
The Oaks had several second-half chances, shooting just wide a couple of times and being stopped by the St. Catherine’s keeper several times.
For the game, Norfolk Collegiate had seven shots while St. Catherine’s had 13. Each team had five corner kicks. The Oaks were called for five fouls while St. Catherine’s was called for 11.
The 11 Oaks starters played all 80 minutes after playing all 100 minutes of Friday’s overtime game.
Cameron Brown, Sarah Smith, and Sarah Smallets were named to the first team All-State squad. No Oaks were named to the second team despite their second-place finish.
A broadcast of the entire game is online at VISAA Championship.
More pictures and video from the state championship are at Oaks Soccer.