West Fargo Wins NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Championship


October 15, 2016 5:45 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

FARGO – West Fargo defeated Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 2-1 during the championship match of the 2016 North Dakota High School Activities Association Boys Soccer State Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Sid Cichy Stadium.

The victory earned the Packers their third state title in program history. The previous championships for West Fargo came in 2014 and 2010.

West Fargo (17-3-1) scored two goals in the second half to earn the victory. Saturday’s championship was a rematch of the 2014 state title match.

The Deacons entered Saturday’s final undefeated.

Shanley-Oak Grove’s Nati Odegaard put the Deacons on the scoreboard with a goal in the 17th minute of the match.

The Deacons led 1-0 at halftime.

West Fargo tied the match 1-1, 48 minutes, two seconds into the match when sophomore midfielder Mohamed Isse scored a goal on a header attempt.

With just over 20 minutes remaining sophomore forward Telvin Vah scored the game-winning goal for the Packers.

Tournament Recap:

Quarterfinals
Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 2, Minot 0
Fargo South 2, Jamestown 1 (SO)
Bismarck Century 2, Grand Forks Red River 1 (SO)
West Fargo 3, Bismarck 2

Consolation Semifinals
Minot 2, Jamestown 1
Bismarck 1, Grand Forks Red River 0

Semifinals
Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 1, Fargo South 0
West Fargo 3, Bismarck Century 1

Fifth-place match
Minot 2, Bismarck 0

Third-place match
Fargo South 2, Bismarck Century 0

Championship match
West Fargo 2, Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 1

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