Kingston ties Monroe in marathon contest
In a match that took five days to complete, Kingston and Monroe-Woodbury highs’ boys soccer teams played to a 2-2 tie in an Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association match finished Monday. The first 38 minutes of what eventually became a 100-minute contest was played Thursday. Mark Frascello gave Monroe the lead, but Andy Lopez converted Lucas Lopez’s corner kick to tie. “Due to an injury, I was forced to take an athlete to the hospital,” Kingston coach Dan Franklin explained. As the Tigers had no assistant coach, the match was suspended two minutes before halftime. It was resumed Monday and Monroe soon regained the lead when Christ Valle scored on Josh Hernandez’s chip. Kevin Fajardo forced overtime when he banged in a rebound off Monroe goalkeeper Dylan McDermott’s initial stop. There was no scoring during the two 10-minute OT periods. McDermott had seven saves and Josh McNutt made 15 to keep the match equal.
“It was the best game Josh McNutt has played for Kingston to date, with more epic saves than my heart could handle,” Franklin remarked. Kingston is 6-7-2 on the year and 2-4-1 in the OCIAA’s Division I.