|Kalida eliminated by Flames in soccer regional final|
|Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:00 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
FINDLAY — Mansfield Christian’s brother duo of sophomore David Cochran and senior Josh Cochran ran a perfect connection with 10:21 to go to give the Flames the only goal in their 1-0 Division III Regional final triumph over Kalida in boys soccer action Saturday afternoon at Elmer Graham Memorial Soccer Stadium.
David Cochran, on a free kick from 30 yards, chipped it over the 3-man Wildcat (15-3-3) wall and into the 18, where Josh Cochran got behind the defense and put a 12-yarder past junior Kalida keeper Brent Hovest (6 saves vs. 8 shots on-goal) with 10:21 remaining in the second half.
The Flames (20-1) then held off a furious late charge by the Maroon and White to secure a berth in Wednesday’s Division III State semifinals — at Columbus Crew Stadium — against the winner of Gates Mills Hawken and Doylestown Chippewa.
(Longer article in Monday’s paper)