The postseason run for Yorktown (Va.) was filled with ebbs and flows, and Saturday’s title game was a fitting end for that drama.
Locked in a scoreless tie, Aminata Davis delivered a rocket shot from 33 yards out and found the back of the net for the Patriots, and they held on the rest of the way to secure a 1-0 victory over Kellam and claim the Class 6 state championship.
It’s the second title for Yorktown in three years, as it finishes its season with a 22-1-1 mark and atop this week’s JWS soccer rankings.
Great video of @ASA04GirlsECNL standout Aminata Davis' game-winning goal yesterday for @YHS_GirlsSoccer in the @VHSL_ Class 6 girls state championship game!#TeamArlington pic.twitter.com/ovaBXAzNlg— Arlington Soccer (@arlingtonsoccer) June 12, 2022
Great video of @ASA04GirlsECNL standout Aminata Davis' game-winning goal yesterday for @YHS_GirlsSoccer in the @VHSL_ Class 6 girls state championship game!#TeamArlington pic.twitter.com/ovaBXAzNlg
The win came just one day after Yorktown held on to defeat Patriot in the state semifinals by a 2-1 decision. It was the first goal allowed by Yorktown since May 11.
The Patriots outscored their opposition 18-1 in the postseason and suffered their only loss of the season back in March.
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(Note: These rankings do not include teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina as their seasons have concluded.)
1. Yorktown (Va.) 22-1-1
Coached by Hannah Davis, the Patriots defeated two of the top teams in the state (Kellam and Patriot) to cap off an impressive 2022 campaign with the Class 6 crown in their possession.
2. Oregon (Wis.) 21-0-1
The Panthers cruised past Union Grove 5-0 to claim the Division 2 Sectional 3 title and will take part in the Division 2 state semifinals against Cedarburg on Thursday.
3. Kiel (Wis.) 22-0-2
The Raiders claimed a 4-0 win over Howards Grove to advance to state for the first time ever. Taylor Schad was a part of every goal for Kiel, scoring three times and assisting on the other. The Raiders will take on The Prairie School in a Division 4 state semifinal on Friday.
4. Northville (Mich.) 17-0-5
The Mustangs remain unbeaten after knocking off Rochester 2-1 in the Division 1 state semifinals. Northville is in its first championship game since winning it all in 2014. The Mustangs will face Bloomfield Hills on Friday in the final.
5. Bloomfield Hills Marian (Mich.) 17-1
The Mustangs, who have won the last four Division 2 state titles, are coming off a 2-1 win over Haslett in the state semifinals, and they’ll look to make it five crowns in a row when they take on Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central in Saturday’s final. Isa Agrusso and Elle Irvin lead Bloomfield Hills Marian with 18 goals apiece on the season.
Trent Singer is the High School Editor at Just Women’s Sports. Follow him on Twitter @trentsinger.