St. Edward Holds Upper Arlington Scoreless to Advance to State Championship Final

St. Edward Holds Upper Arlington Scoreless to Advance to State Championship Final

Diego Palko '21, Edsman Staffer

In a relatively low-scoring game, the St. Edward Eagles ousted the Upper Arlington Golden Bears in a 3-0 victory.  The first period started out with no goals, however St. Edward had some golden scoring opportunities, but could not capitalize.  

In the second period, the Golden Bears had a power play at 12:15.  In the final 10 seconds of their power play, St. Edward forward Jack O’Sullivan intercepted a pass and scored in a one on one opportunity.  After a shorthand goal from St. Edward, the score only stood 1-0 for 9 more minutes.  With 45 seconds left in the second period, St. Edward forward Jack Mansour scored with assists coming from Lucas Newton and Hayden Payne.  

In the third period, Upper Arlington had a power play to try to cut the lead in half, but the Eagles stood tall and killed the power play.  Upper Arlington had many chances in the third period, but the St. Edward defense and goalkeeper Ethan Payne kept denying their scoring chances.  When asked about the third period, Jack O’Sullivan said, “I’m really proud of the way we pulled through and our goalkeeper, Ethan Payne.”  At 1:13, the Eagles sealed the victory with an empty net goal from Lucas Newton, assisted by Jack O’Sullivan.

The St. Edward Eagles look to win the program’s 12th state championship tomorrow morning.  The seniors will have one last dance together in a St. Edward uniform.  After the game, Coach Sullivan said, “To be a senior and play in a state championship is a feeling like no other.  I did it my senior year… and I’m so happy for these guys.”    

The St. Edward Eagles will take on the St. Francis de Sales Knights on Sunday morning for the OHSAA State Championship.