Ron Counts


After Charlottesville trailed the entire game, then scored the equalizer with less than two minutes left in regulation and survived two scoreless overtime frames, Ryang found the ball at his feet. He got his right cleat on it and put it away in a 2-1 victory over Chancellor, which clinched the Black Knights’ first state championship since 2004. When Ryang scored, there were less than three minutes left before the game went to penalty kicks.


Alex Rode admitted there were some butterflies before the title game in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, but he held them in check pretty well. He limited Yale to two goals in the first half, already had nine saves by halftime and finished with 13 in Virginia’s 13-9 win.

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