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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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