Berkshire, West Geauga fall in regional semis

Berkshire’s and West Geauga’s girls’ soccer teams both bowed out of the OHSAA state playoffs with losses on Tuesday.

Rocky River ended West Geauga’s season, 4-1, and Berkshire fell to South Range, 2-1.

Nicola Ehrbar scored West G’s lone goal and Ashlyn Drayer recorded six saves in the net for the Wolverines.

West Geauga closed out its season at 15-4.

The Badgers suffered a heart-breaking loss in their first regional tournament experience.

After scoring the tying goal with eight minutes remaining in the game, Berkshire’s fortunes came to an end when a loose ball off a South Range corner kick rattled off a Badger defender and into the net with just 35 seconds remaining in the contest.

“It was a great game for both teams and a very good matchup overall in my opinion,” Berkshire coach Ian Patterson said. “Unfortunately, we scored an own goal with less than a minute remaining while defending a corner kick. The service wasn’t great, and we beat the attackers to the ball on the front post but had an unfortunate first touch that deflected the ball into the net with about 35 seconds remaining in the game. It was a tough way to get eliminated and end the season but we accomplished something we’ve been looking to do for the last four years now and I will forever be proud and thankful of this team and this senior class.”

Summer Larch scored Berkshire’s goal off of an Allie Barcikoski assist. Sarah Wendl recorded six saves in the loss.

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