Nov 18, 2011
Junior forward Ibukun Ademoyero scored a pair of goals to lead Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math to a convincing 4-0 triumph over Hendersonville in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's soccer championship at WakeMed Soccer Park on a cold Friday night.
The Unicorns, who also won the 2007 1-A crown, avenged a 5-0 loss to Hendersonville in last year's championship and stopped the Bearcats' bid to win their third straight title.
Ademoyero was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship. His two first half goals in a four-minute span put NCSSM up 2-0 at halftime. Alex Pharr assisted on the initial tally in the 25th minute, and then Ademoyero knocked in an unassisted goal in the 29th minute.
James Edwards, who had notched a hat trick in the NCSSM regional championship win over Southwest Onslow, including the game winner in overtime, made it 3-0 in the 64th minute, and then Otis Skipper of the Unicorns scored in the waning seconds.
NCSSM ended the season with a 13-match winning streak and a 17-2-1 mark. Hendersonville, which was 4-6-1 at one point on the year, finished 18-7-1. The Bearcats had qualified for the title match by defeating Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 2-1 on Thursday night in the regional final.
The Raleigh Sports Consortium serves as a host city sponsor for these championships, along with the city of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
Hendersonville 0 0 -- 0
Durham N.C. Science and Math 2 2 -- 4
25th minute NCSSM-- Ibukan Ademoyero (Alex Pharr)
29th minute NCSSM-- Ibukan Ademoyero
64th minute NCSSM-- James Edwards
89th minute NCSSM-- Otis Skipper (Suhas Bonthu)
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