Beavercreek fans react as the team brings the Division I boys state soccer championship trophy over to the sidelines, Nov. 11 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
Senior forward Dominic Calabrese (5) drives downfield as head coach John Guiliano (striped sleeves) and members of the Beavercreek coaching staff look on, Nov. 11 in Columbus. Calabrese got the key steal in double overtime and dished off to fellow co-captain Ryan Bernt for the winning score.
Beavercreek players pile onto each other in celebration after a dramatic 1-0 victory in double overtime Nov. 11 over Medina, in the Division I boys high school state championship match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
Beavercreek co-captain Ryan Bernt collides with Medina freshman defender Steve Samuelson (12) during the Division I boys state high school championship match in Columbus. Bernt later scored the winning goal with 13:51 left in double overtime to give the Beavers their first-ever state boys soccer title.
The MAPFRE Stadium scoreboard tells the story. Beavercreek won the Division I boys state high school championship match, 1-0, over Medina on Nov. 11 in Columbus.
Beavercreek junior midfielder Jonah Ackerson (7) looks upfield to make a pass. Ackerson was often counted on to boom corner kicks in the Beavers’ 1-0 double overtime victory over Medina. Beavercreek had eight corner kicks, to three for Medina.
Beavers senior goalie Liam Dipple (1) follows the action with senior co-captain defender Daniel Donohue Nov. 11 during the boys soccer Division I state championship game at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. Dipple recorded two saves against Medina in the shutout win.
Vincent Peden gets off a kick during regulation play Nov. 11 in Columbus. Peden was often counted on for his strong throw-ins from the sidelines in Beavercreek’s state championship double overtime win over Medina.
Beavercreek’s Joshua Fleck (8) goes up to head a ball with Medina midfielder Riley Furey (10) during the boys D-I state championship soccer match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. Fleck scored the winning goal in the state semifinal match Nov. 8 to get the Beavers to Saturday’s championship game.
Senior defender Mark Rzecznik (15) heads a ball before a Medina defender can get to it, as Beavercreek teammate Dominic Calabrese (5) and Medina’s Riley Furey (10) look on, Nov. 11 in Columbus.
Beavercreek senior forward Jacob Westerkamp (13) pokes a pass between a trio of Medina Battlin’ Bees, during the D-I boys state high school soccer championship match, Nov. 11 in Columbus.
The Beavers got plenty of support from the Beavercreek community for Saturday’s Nov. 11 Division I state high school boys soccer match against Medina at Columbus’s MAPFRE Stadium.
‘Creek players douse Beavers assistant coach Jason Guiliano with cold water in celebration of their Nov. 11 state championship win over Medina. Jason Guiliano has been an assistant coach at Beavercreek for 19 years and played on the losing state championship contending team in 1990.
Beavercreek assistant coach Jason Guiliano celebrates with the Beavercreek players moments after getting a bucket of cold water dumped on him in celebration of the team’s 1-0 double overtime win in the D-I boys high school soccer state championship game, Nov. 11 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.
Members of the Guiliano family pose for a photo, with the MAPFRE Stadium scoreboard telling of Beavercreek’s state championship in the background. John Guiliano (holding the trophy) has coached at Beavercreek for 29 years. This is his first state title after coaching two other teams to runner-up finishes in 1990 and 2008.
Legendary coach John Guiliano carries the Division I boys high school soccer state championship trophy back to the Beavercreek locker room after his team’s 1-0 double overtime victory over Medina, Nov. 11 at Columbus’s MAPFRE Stadium.