Girls Soccer: Alter, Springboro advance to state-title games

Springboro’s Alix Rigano controls the ball as a Beavercreek defender applies pressure during their Division I regional semifinal last week at Fairmont Park Stadium. Springboro won 1-0. JOHN CUMMINGS/CONTRIBUTED
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Springboro’s Alix Rigano controls the ball as a Beavercreek defender applies pressure during their Division I regional semifinal last week at Fairmont Park Stadium. Springboro won 1-0. JOHN CUMMINGS/CONTRIBUTED

The Alter and Springboro girls soccer teams are one win away from state championships. Both teams won state semifinal matches Tuesday night.

Springboro 1, Pickerington North 0, OT: Laurin Uptegrove netted the game-winning goal off a cross from Paige Elliott four minutes into overtime and keeper Morgan Ramby made eight saves in a Division I state semifinal at Xenia.

The Panthers (19-1-3) will face Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit for a state title Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.

Alter 2, Granville 0: Alter eliminated last year's state runner-up in a Division II state semifinal at London. It marked the first time in six games that Granville allowed a goal.

The Knights (17-2-2) will face Chagrin Falls in the state final on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.