Poland Boys Soccer Going To State Championship

Brian Sandler has the highlights

By Sports WKTV

Despite the absence of leading scorer Ed Rosenburgh due to an emergency appendectomy on Monday, the No. 3-ranked Poland boys soccer team advanced to its second state Class D championship game in three seasons with a 2-0 win over previously-undefeated and No. 2-ranked Fillmore from Section V in the semifinals Saturday at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.

Jordan Potter scored Poland's first goal in the first half, putting in a body shot while knocking heads with Fillmore's goalie. Potter was shaken up but walked off under his own power, but the goalie was carted off on a stretcher as a precaution. He was moving his limbs while on the ground. The Tornados' second goal came late in the second half on a ground shot by Kenny Miller.

The Tornados, now 19-2-3, will face the team that beat them in the 2005 final, top-ranked Chazy, in this year's final Sunday at 1:00 at the Hall of Fame. Chazy beat Smithtown Christian 2-1 in overtime in the other semi.

Poland lost to Chazy 3-0 in the 2005 final; Chazy was also the No. 1 team in the state that year.

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