The action-packed State Finals have come to a spirited conclusion highlighting an exciting season. When the dust cleared at UMBC, two schools successfully defended their state crowns and two new schools took the top spot in their classification. You can re-live each exciting play with on-demand viewing and make DVD purchases at MPSSAANETWORK.com. Select the links above to view all tournament game results. (updated 11/17/12, 11:10 pm)
Class 3A got the State Finals at UMBC underway in exciting fashion on Thursday when River Hill edged C. Milton Wright in overtime, 1-0 for their eighth state title. On Friday, 11/16 Class 4A South River battled defending champ Bethesda-Chevy Chase through PK's, as they netted four to their two and won 2-1 for their third state crown. Play continued on Saturday, 11/17 with the Class 1A match up as Manchester Valley successfully defended their title against Brunswick, 3-1 for their second straight crown. Play wrapped up with a thriller as Middletown successfully defended their title by nipping Fallston, 1-0 with less than 30 seconds left in regulation. This was Middletown's 7th overall title and 3rd in a row. Middletown was also presented with the tournament Sportsmanship Award.
The MPSSAA extends congratulations to all of the schools that participated in this year's tournament and we appreciate your cooperation and support throughout as we all battled the lingering storm effects. Our sincerest gratitude to the State Girls' Soccer Committee, especially Director Marianne Shultz, and all of the region tournament directors for another outstanding job of planning leading up to this culminating event. Once again, we cannot thank UMBC enough for their hospitality, cooperation, and support in working with us to provide first class facilities for our soccer championships. And last but not least, thank you fans for your support. Hope to see you again next fall!