Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Summit, Seven Hills ready for showdown

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        One of Cincinnati's best boys soccer rivalries will be renewed Saturday as a result of Tuesday's Division II regional semifinal games.

        Summit Country Day and Seven Hills, both members of the Miami Valley Conference, will meet for the third time this season. The winner advances to the state semifinals.

        Two goals by senior striker Grayson Sugarman propelled Seven Hills to a 4-1 victory over Springfield Catholic Central at Hopewell Elementary.

        Summit Country Day traveled to Centerville Stadium, where the Silver Knights' Dave Dumbauld scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Bellbrook.

        During the regular season, Seven Hills scored late in the first game to earn a 2-2 tie. In the second game, Seven Hills scored three goals in the final six minutes and won 3-1. That enabled Seven Hills to win the MVC championship.

        Last year, the rivals also met three times. Both regular-season games ended in ties, and then Seven Hills beat Summit 3-2 in a shootout in the District championship game.

        Bellbrook's strategy against Summit was obvious. Two Bellbrook players marked Jack Cummins (13 regular-season goals) and Jamal Shteiwi (33 goals), attempting to take the high-scoring strikers out of the game.

        But Dumbauld stepped up with two goals, and Ben Roy added a third.

        Bellbrook's only goal came off a corner kick that was accidentally headed in by a Summit player.

        The Ohio High School Athletic will announce today where Saturday's 7p.m. regional championship game will be played, probably at a Cincinnati site.


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