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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-