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Wando boys claim soccer state championship in 3OT thriller

Wando boys claim soccer state championship in 3OT thriller. (WCIV).png
Wando boys claim soccer state championship in 3OT thriller. (WCIV)

Wando High School's boys soccer team claimed their third consecutive S.C. 5A State Championship on Saturday night, beating JL Mann, 1-0, in three overtimes on a stormy night in the Midlands.

Play was suspended at 0-0 late in the second half because of lightning in the area. Once the game resumed, scoreless play continued beyond regulation with steady rain falling.

The stalemate finally was broken late in the third overtime,when Bennett Schilpp corralled a throw-in along the sideline, turned and fired a low kick from 30 yards out.

The bouncing shot skipped through JL Mann defenders and past their keeper to find the back of the net for the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left in the overtime period.

Sports Director Scott Eisberg has early highlights from the game, and post-game reaction in the video above. Watch full highlights in the video player embedded below, or CLICK HERE to watch.

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Wando's girls soccer team found themselves on the opposite side of a 1-0 affair with JL Mann Saturday, falling to their Upstate foe in the S.C. 5A State Championship game.

See highlights and reaction in the video at the top of the page.