Warriors Boys Win Region Soccer Title

The Havre de Grace boys soccer team beat Perryville Tuesday to advance to the state semifinals.

The Havre de Grace boys soccer team beat Perryville, 2-0, Tuesday night to advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year.

The visiting Warriors took the lead when Austin Sylvester's shot deflected off a Perryville defender in the first half. Gabe Larrimore added a second-half goal as Havre de Grace picked up a win on the road. 

Havre de Grace (8-9) will face Brunswick (16-1-1) Saturday at North County High School. The game time is to be determined—but will be either noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

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In 2011, the Warriors competed in the state championship, falling to Mountain Ridge at the same turf field where they'll play this weekend.

The Panthers concluded the fall 2012 soccer season with a 12-3 record, according to coach Daniel Kiesl. Perryville won the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Susquehanna Division during the regular season.

"The final whistle of the regional championship game saw Perryville on the wrong side of a 0 to 2 score," Kiesl wrote in an email Tuesday evening. "The team fought hard, but in the end it wasn't their night."

Havre de Grace, which played a challenging regular season schedule in the UCBAC Chesapeake Division, is seeking its first boys soccer championship since 1926.

The Warriors are planning a bus trip to the state tournament.

Stay with Patch for updates heading into Saturday's playoff game.


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