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Fallston girls win state soccer championship

Fallston girls win state soccer championship

On Fallston's third trip in four years to the 2A state championship game, the Cougars finally walked away champions.

At the Ridley Athletic Complex on the campus of Loyola University Nov. 21, the Cougars claimed the state crown after defeating Wilde Lake, 1-0.

Fallston takes home the 2A state title after losing in the championship game last year, and finishes with an 18-1 overall mark.

About 10 minutes into the second half, the Cougars were awarded a corner kick, which was played in toward the near post. The Wildecats went to clear the 50-50 ball, but collided with a Fallston player from behind. It could have gone either way, but the referee signaled for the foul in...