Mayfield, Holy Cross win Class A soccer titles

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Mayfield boys team made the most of its first appearance in the Class A State Soccer Cup while the Covington Holy Cross girls weren't content to settle for their runner-up finish from a year ago.

Both turned in stellar performances Sunday in their respective finals and left Sower Soccer Field as state champions.

Mayfield, ranked 10th in the state, came out on top 1-0 in the boys final versus 16th-ranked Lexington Christian while the No. 7 Lady Indians cruised to the girls title, defeating Glasgow 5-0 in the nightcap.

"I'm completely, completely elated," said Mayfield coach Alex Argotte. "We have been working extremely hard and the boys have been playing extremely well. We absolutely dominated this game tonight."

Mayfield improves to 16-0-1 on the season, having outscored its opponents 79-12. The team's only tie was earlier in the season to Marshall County.

To get to Sunday night's final, the Cardinals had to survive a shootout earlier Sunday in the semifinals versus Newport Central Catholic, winning 2-1. Keeper Evan Roberts made two key saves in that shootout and Tomoya Takeda eventually kicked the winning goal.

Those two players came up big in the final as well. Roberts made some nice saves throughout the championship game and Takeda scored the game's only goal.

That score came off a rebound shot with just 6:33 remaining in regulation, and it ended the frustration for Mayfield, which had several good scoring opportunities in the match.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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