Black Knight seniors go out on top

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For 12 players, Saturday's state championship was always going to be the last time they stepped on the field for Charlottesville boys soccer. The senior class made it a day they will not forget.

With a 2-1 overtime win over Chancellor in the Class 4 state championship game, the Black Knights' senior class leaves on top.

"They're great kids," said first-year head coach Martin Braun. "They work hard on and off the field. At practice, they're great leaders. We had 12 seniors. The plan was to come to the state final and see what we could do. Super proud of them."

Two years ago, Charlottesville was on the other end of an overtime game in the state championship, falling to Kettle Run in overtime. As juniors, the class lost on the road in the state quarterfinals. The goal this year was to go out on top and leave the program better than where they found it.

"We're leaving it on a good note," said senior midfielder Ayat Mohamed. "I trust the younger guys on this team and I think we're going to do well in the future. We just have a great program with great coaching staff and just great players."

"Its indescribable what we were able to give to not only CHS soccer," said senior defender Joe von Storch, "but to CHS as a school and just the whole community. Its something the community will cherish for a long time."