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ConVal boys’ soccer wins first-ever championship

  • Con-Val teammates Manny Bowman (15) and Finn Wegmueller (6) celebrate as Coe-Brown Brian Carter (9) and Elijah Hinrichsen (upper right) sit on the field after the Cougars 3-2 victory at SNHU on Saturday, November 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Con-Val players celebrate as time runs out during the Division II Boys Soccer Championship as Coe-Brown forward Elijah Hinrichsen sits on the field at SNHU on Saturday, November 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Somehow Coe-Brown forward Cayden Donoghue gets control of the ball near the end line as Con-Val defenseman Zachary Kriebel goes flying out of bounds. Donoghue went on to score the Cougars second goal on the play at SNHU on Saturday, November 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Coe Brown midfielder Jacob Radwan battles Con-Val forward Del Bonsu-Anane during the first half of the Division II Soccer Championship at SNHU on Saturday, November 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Con-Val players celebrate as time runs out during the Division II Boys Soccer Championship as Coe-Brown forward Elijah Hinrichsen sits on the field at SNHU on Saturday, November 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Coe-Brown players Cayden Donoghue (center) and Ryan Whitcher can’t believe they were called for offsides after scoring what would have been the tying goal in the waning minutes of the second half at SNHU in Hookset on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Bears went on to lose 3-2. GEOFF FORESTER


Saturday, November 03, 2018 7:34PM

The ConVal boys’ soccer team defeated Coe-Brown 3-2 in the Division II championship game Saturday at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, capturing the first boy’s soccer state title in the school’s history.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the second half, the Cougars responded with three goals in a 10 minute span to take a lead they wouldn't give up.

ConVal junior Taylor Burgess scored the equalizer just three minutes after Coe-Brown broke the scoreless tie.

Junior Colby Knight put ConVal ahead for good with 26 minutes left and junior Finn Wegmueller gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead just two minutes later. 

Coe-Brown cut the ConVal lead to one with a little over seven minutes remaining but the Cougars defense held strong down the stretch to cap off the state championship victory. 

ConVal went 15-1 in the regular season to capture the top seed in Division II and shut out both Lebanon and Pembroke 1-0 in the quarterfinals and semifinals to advance to the school's first state title game since 1994.

See Tuesday's Ledger-Transcript for complete coverage of ConVal's first boys soccer championship.