BECKLEY, W.Va. -- The Kanawha Valley added three more teams to the long list of local squads to claim soccer state championships Saturday.
The George Washington boys beat Parkersburg 1-0 on a penalty kick by senior Peter Nelson late in the game for the Patriots' third state championship in program history. GW also won boys soccer championships in 2007 and 2011.
Not to be outdone, the Sissonville topped Bridgeport 1-0 with the Indians' goal also coming on a penalty kick. Bridgeport's Natalie Prater fouled Sissonville's Karli Pinkerton in the 27th minute and Madison Jones convereted the penalty. It is Sissonville's second state championship. The Indians' previous title came in 2002.
Winfield's girls made it back-to-back titles and a state best fifth girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win against Washington. The Generals' Jordan Pauley got Winfield on the scoreboard in the first half and junior Jayne Lawman added another score in the second half. Winfield's other state championships came in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2012. The fifth trophy breaks a tie with Wheeling Park at four.
The only state championship game not featuring a team from the Kanawha Valley was the boys Class AA/A match between PikeView and East Fairmont. The Panthers' Isaac VanBlaricom sent a header past Bees' goalkeeper Brett Metheny in the 64th minute to send PikeView to a 1-0 win. It is the first state championship in any sport in PikeView High School history.
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