Hanna girls soccer defeats JL Mann and advances to state final

Jonathan D. Duty

The streak has sadly come to an end.

For the first time since 2013, a team other than JL Mann will represent the Upper State’s largest classification in the girls’ soccer state championship.

Mann had played in eight consecutive state championships (in Class AAAA then Class AAAAA); however, that streak ended Tuesday night as the Patriots fell to Region 1-AAAAA rival TL Hanna, 1-0, in the Upper State championship.

“You know, we are proud of what we accomplished,” said Mann coach Steve Georgeopoulos. “What we were lacking this year was a little bit of maturity as we had a lot of young players on the team; however, streaks are meant to be broken, and unfortunately, it was our turn tonight. ”

Ironically, it was Hanna that last advanced as the Upper State champion when the Yellow Jackets won the state championship over Wando in 2012.

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Hanna (15-7-1) will again face Wando as the Yellow Jackets will play the Warriors for the state championship Saturday at 6 pm at Irmo High School. Wando defeated Chapin, 4-2, Tuesday night to win the Lower State championship.

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