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give them credit, they played re­ally good soccer.”

The Lions’ tough­ness was no more ev­i­dent then when they an­swered what seemed like a de­flat­ing goal by the Bucs with 5:31 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion. Knaggs sent a cor­ner kick from the left wing and Alle­walt, a se­nior de­fender playing up, leaped over a de­fender and headed the ball in­side the near post for a 2-1 Kent Is­land lead. But Queen Anne’s coun­tered with an at­tack that cre­ated a penalty kick with 2:40 to play. Se­nior cap­tain Ian McGrory kicked the ball high to the right side of the net, over the hands of Kent Is­land’s div­ing goalie, Jack­son Davis, to tie the game.

Kent Is­land closed reg­u­la­tion con­trol­ling pos­ses­sion but couldn’t get an­other shot by Queen Anne’s goalie Jake As­cione, and didn’t again un­til an­other 19:57 of over­time.

Solid de­fense by both teams lim­ited qual­ity scor­ing chances through­out the con­test and es­pe­cially in the first half, which was score­less un­til Jonathan Al­varez kicked in a re­bound off As­cione from short range with 3:39 left in the half. The scor­ing se­quence started with a rush down the left wing by Knaggs, who de­liv­ered a left-footer on goal un­der pres­sure from 5 yards out.

That 1-0 lead stood un­til 12:36 had ticked of f the clock in the sec­ond half. Queen Anne’s Bryce Hoon found him­self clear with the ball af­ter some loose de­fen­sive work by the Bucs and sent a right­footer from 10 yards out in­side the far post, about mid-height, to knot the score at 1-1.

Then, af­ter about 23 min­utes of score­less ac­tion, both teams scored late to send the game in OT.

Kent Is­land fin­ished with 18 shots com­pared to eight for the Lions.

“We had the lead a cou­ple times and we just couldn’t hold it,” Out­ten said. “You saw what hap­pened. It’s over­time and it’s emo­tion. But I am con­fi­dent in the amount of cor­ner kicks and shots. We just had chance af­ter chance. I re­ally felt like it was go­ing to hap­pen, but it just took a lot longer than I thought. But credit them. Their goal­keeper played well. We had some good passes forc­ing them to have to de­fend. I feel like we couldn’t re­ward our­selves. But then their en­ergy was tremen­dous and any­time they counter-at­tacked the other way it looked dan­ger­ous.” FIELD HOCKEY Queen Anne’s 3, Po­comoke 2 PO­COMOKE CITY — Gabrielle Corder scored twice and goalie Emily Lane­hart made eight saves as the Lions re­mained un­beaten. Kaitlin Karns added a goal for Queen Anne’s (3-0) and Sara Wal­ford had an as­sist. Fol­low me on Twit­ter @csknauss / email me at ck­nauss@star­dem.com


Brown pel­i­cans are one of many species that de­pend on a healthy pop­u­la­tion of At­lantic men­haden to sup­port their nu­tri­tional needs.


Sea Gulls join striped bass in an at­tack on schools men­haden in a trib­u­tary of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay on Fri­day.

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