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High school soccer: Breaking down the state championship matchups

Here’s a breakdown of the six state championship soccer games set for Friday and Saturday in Norman and Tulsa.
by Scott Wright Published: May 15, 2014
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photo - Southeast's Salvador Ramirez (10) keeps the ball away from Fort Gibson's Miguel Escamilla (20) during the 4A state semifinal soccer game between Southeast and Fort Gibson at Putnam City West High School in Bethany, Okla., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
Southeast's Salvador Ramirez (10) keeps the ball away from Fort Gibson's Miguel Escamilla (20) during the 4A state semifinal soccer game between Southeast and Fort Gibson at Putnam City West High School in Bethany, Okla., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

Here’s a breakdown of the six state championship soccer games set for Friday and Saturday in Norman and Tulsa:

Class 6A boys

Norman North (16-0) vs. Owasso (14-2)

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: University of Oklahoma

The story: Norman North is looking for its third title in the last five years, led by Mauro Cichero, who was named Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year earlier this week. Cichero has 16 goals on the season, while Carson Cacciatore has been hot lately, with four goals in the last two games.

Class 6A girls

Edmond Memorial (14-2) vs. Norman North (14-2)

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: University of Oklahoma

The story: Two district 6A-2 rivals will square off in a game loaded with future college players. Edmond Memorial, led by Lana Duke and Amanda Dial, has won 14 of its last 15 matches, the only loss a 3-2 overtime defeat to Norman North. The Timberwolves have won 12 straight behind Alabama-Birmingham signee Bri Kuestersteffen.

Class 5A boys

Heritage Hall (16-0) vs. Skiatook (14-2)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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