Westminster Oak Mountain wins first-ever soccer championship

AHSAA Soccer Championships

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - The Westminster Oak Mountain girls won their first-ever soccer championship Friday night after beating Altamont 3-2 OT in the AHSAA Class 1A-3A state championship game in Huntsville.

"It's incredible, it's not really real yet, as a senior, I'm so sad to be leaving these girls," said forward Tori Dean.

The Wildcats have had an emotional season after their head coach Ken Headley passed away of brain cancer in January.

"It's been a tough journey, but I'm super proud of them and their hard work and dedication. Ken this is for you, I know you are looking down on us," said interim head coach Jay Hammond.

After Coach Headley passed, the Wildcats dedicated the season to him by wearing patches on their arms with his initials, KH.

"Before every game, we pray and kiss our patches and point at the sky because we know he was leading us to victory even though he couldn't be here, he always pushes us as hard as we can," Dean added.

"This whole season has been for him, at the end of every prayer, we always say we're doing it for him and it really was," said forward Morgan White.

This was Westminster’s first time to play in the state championship game.

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