Kohler powers Raiders to first district title
NILES — Bree Kohler wore the hat and the South Range girls held their first district championship trophy Thursday.
Kohler scored all three goals as fourth-seeded South Range downed sixth-seeded Ravenna Southeast, 3-1, in a Division III district final at Bo Rein Stadium.
Kohler scored twice in the first half, the second goal off a free kick from Hannah Ritchie, and Southeast’s Ashley McKenzie got a goal off a pass from Allissa Pow to make the score 2-1.
The Raiders closed out the scoring late in the match as Kohler notched her third goal on a break.
South Range improves to 13-7 and will face its toughest test in the regional semifinals.
The Raiders will play second-ranked Kirtland, the state runner-up last season, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Solon High School.
Top-seeded Kirtland won the Elyria district by downing third-seeded Cuyahoga Heights, 4-2, Thursday.
Ravenna Southeast beat second-seeded United and third-seeded Springfield on the way to the district final.