The Times West Virginian

November 8, 2012

Charleston Catholic dashes Bears’ dreams

Fast start keys Irish’s 5-0 win

By Nick Cammuso
Times West Virginian

CHARLESTON — Too much, too soon.

It’s a scenario Fairmont Senior’s boys’ soccer team wanted to avoid heading into the Class AA-A state title game with Charleston Catholic. But that was exactly what happened once Wednesday morning’s match began.

The Irish got off to a blistering start, scoring three times in the first 15 minutes, and rolled to another state championship with a 5-0 victory over the Polar Bears at Trace Fork Soccer Complex.

The victory increases Charleston Catholic’s years-long streak without a loss to 55 games. The Irish also became the first boys’ soccer program in the state to capture four straight state titles.

“It’s mind boggling we would have a record like this over the last two-plus years,” Charleston Catholic coach Sam Fox said. “It hasn’t sunk in with me.”

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