BOARDMAN OH- In a historic moment for Champion’s girls’ soccer program, the team rose to the occasion and secured a triumphant 3-1 victory over Norwayne in their first-ever Regional Semifinal. The bright lights of the big stage did not faze the resilient Champion squad, as they showcased their skills and determination in a memorable match.
The goal-scorers for Champion were Taylor Kuhn, who found the back of the net twice, and Grayson Knoske, who added another to the tally. Teamwork was at the forefront, with Taylor Kuhn and Maylee Nadaud providing the crucial assists to set up these pivotal goals.
Champion’s defensive prowess was also on full display, particularly through the outstanding efforts of Mia Nadaud. Mia was tasked with marking Norwayne’s standout player, Shelby Vaughn, who is committed to playing Power 5 soccer at Michigan State. Vaughn managed to score only one goal, and by that time, Champion had already built a comfortable 3-0 lead, effectively locking down the game.
With this impressive victory, Champion now advances to the Regional Final, where they will face Akron Manchester, their determined opponent who emerged victorious with a 4-0 win over Hiland in their own Regional Semifinal. The Regional Final promises to be a clash of soccer titans and is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 at Tallmadge.