Jaidensi Big oed boys earn wins in dou­ble­header

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nal­reg­is­ter.com

oac­ing hard to­ward the Soud­er­ton goalI North Penn’s Brit­tney Pat­ter­son swam all the way up the poolI got con­trol of the ball with a de­fender tighly guardLnJ KHU, DnG WKHn fiUHG WKH go-ahead shot past In­di­ans goalie hara Stegman.

The jaidens were just nine sec­onds away from a vic­to­ryI and also nine secRnGs DwDy IURP finDOOy EHLnJ able to take a deep breath.

“I was go­ing crazyI” Pat­ter­son said. “We were upI we were down — it was an emo­tional roller coaster.”

Pat­ter­son’s fourth - and most dra­matic - goal of the con­test lifted North Penn to a come-from-be­hind 8-T win over the Big oed at a packed and rau­cous Soud­er­ton Nata­to­rium Thurs­day evening. An over­whelm­ing Soud­er­ton at­tack would key a 14-10 vic­tory in the boys con­testI as the Big oed earned a split in the Subur­ban One ieague dou­ble­header.

The jaidens trailed S-4 and T-S in the fourth quar­ter but kept com­ing back.

“They dug down deepI” coach Bill Bar­tle said. “I don’t know where they got the en­ergy. I’m thrilled for them. They de­serve it for what they’ve done.”

Pat­ter­son lofted a shot into the far cor­ner for the ty­ing goal with PP sec­onds to playI mak­ing it T-T. Af­ter a de­fen­sive stopI North Penn had just enough time left in reg­u­la­tion for one more offensive surge. bx­e­cu­tion was key.

“It was awe­someI” said Pat­ter­sonI a se­nior. “jy team­mate Ehelly cell­meth) backed up into the Ede­fender) so that I could get around. I couldn’t have done it with­out her.”

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“It’s up­set­ting, but luck­ily we get to see them again,” Big Red coach Chris Hem­merle said. “We know what wH nHHG WR fix DnG wH NnRw what we did wrong. They never gave up. They kept fiJKWLnJ.”

Jenn Hal­co­v­age split the scor­ing with Pat­ter­son for the Maid­ens, scor­ing four goals. Also key in the vic­tory were the 10 saves by goalie Kat Perkins and the fivH VWHDOV Ey AVSHn 7UDuWz. Bron­wyn Smith’s pair of goals and six steals for Soud­er­ton made that late North Penn rally nec­es­sary.

“The last quar­ter was awe­some be­cause now we know we can come back,” Pat­ter­son said.

The Soud­er­ton boys were im­pres­sive in their win over the Knights, pri­mar­ily on the offensive end, as Matt Evers and Holden Kudla each VFRUHG fivH WLPHV.

“There’s a lot more there - we’re still not at our po­ten­tial yet,” Hem­merle said. “We’re not the big­gest team but we play as a team and that makes all the dif­fer-

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