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Dunbar wins boys soccer State Championship

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 18:55:41-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Paul Laurence Dunbar boys soccer team are KHSAA State Champions after defeating Covington Catholic 2-1 Saturday.

The Bulldogs were a man short for a majority of the match after two yellow cards were given within the first 21 minutes.

After a scoreless first half, Dunbar got on the scoreboard thanks to a goal from Issac Cano just a few minutes into the second half. Cano was coming off a four goal performance in Wednesday's semifinal.

Covington Catholic would get the equalizer about five minutes later with a goal from Colton Pieper.

With just under 7 minutes in regulation and the score still tied at 1, Dunbar would get the go-ahead goal from Rodrigo Romero, eventually lifting the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win.

This is the fifth state championship for the Dunbar boys soccer team and their first state title since 2013.