by Brent HoveyReporterChagrin Falls -- An outstanding and very successful soccer season came to an end for Aurora's boys Oct. 25.They were on the disappointing end of a hard-fought, well-played 1-0 match against Chagrin Falls in the district finals.The Tigers got a goal just nine minutes into the game and it held up. "This was tough one," said AHS coach Chris Gentille. Chargin controlled the game for most of the first 15 minutes, creating shots and scoring chances. The goal came with 31 minutes left in the half. Chagrin midfielder Kyle Hayes took a pass in the middle of the field and got off a shot from about 25 yards out. The ball was perfectly placed, just clearing the hands of AHS keeper Chris Minite."We talked about not letting them get off open shots, but they got one and it went in," Gentille said. "I'm not sure if Chris was shielded from it, but that's a stop he makes nine times out of 10. It was unfortunate."Minite played a great game. He kept the Greenmen in it and gave them a chance to win by making several great saves, most in the first half."He made some great saves. I think he hurts more than anybody because he's only a sophomore and every game he had the careers of the seniors on his back. "He played with the pressure of knowing every game could be the last in the career of 10 seniors. It speaks volumes for him to handle that pressure."AFTER THE first 15 minutes, the locals took control of the game. They put constant pressure on the Tiger defense, but just couldn't break through.Their best scoring chance in the first half came with nine minutes left when Davey Moore made some nice moves and ripped a shot from the top of the 18 box. Only a diving save stopped it.In the second half, AHS had several more chances. The best might have been just a minute into play. Moore sent a cross pass to Jordan Cramer. It got by the defenders and left Moore alone with Chagrin keeper Zach Frey. As the keeper came out, Cramer was forced to take a quick shot and the keeper made a diving catch. Several more chances ended the same way."It was a couple of misses here and there," said Gentille. "It was a learning experience. "You have situations where adversity is sticking you in the face and you can either back down or run through it. These guys ran through it. It didn't work out, but we didn't back down."It's sad their season ended, but it was a great team we played. They're ranked fourth in the state for reason. "We played them nip-and-tuck and had three or four good chances, and I think they had only two. They hit on one of theirs."Aurora finished the year with a 14-3-2 record, with two of the losses to Chagrin.E-mail: bhovey@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3115