tis­sahickon slips past La Salle

The Ambler Gazette - - SPORTS - By Mike Prince

Af­ter three con­sec­u­tive years of be­ing on the wrong end of a one-goal game, tis­sDKLFNRn finDOOy JDvH LD 6DOOH a taste of its own medicine.

Se­nior Eun­woo Bae scored his sec­ond goal of the game with three min­utes, 39 sec­onds re­main­ing to break a 6-6 tie and give the Tro­jans a 7-6 win over the vis­it­ing Ex­plor­ers in a wa­ter polo match at tis­sahickon High School late Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Six dif­fer­ent play­ers scored goals for the Tro­jans (2-1F in a game which started out with La Salle (4-1F take a 3-0 lead less than three min­utes into reg­u­la­tion.

“It was a well-played game and we stuck with it and we won,” tis­sahickon coach Rob Mida said. “There were a lot of kick-outs and a lot of mis­takes on both sides, but the refs called a good game and we came out with the win. They beat us the past three years and it was al­ways by one goal and now we beat them by one goal.”

Both coaches were well aware of the one-goal dif­fer­en­tial for each of the past three meet­ings prior to Tues­day’s match. In fact, it was WKH firsW WKLnJ HDFK RnH RI them men­tioned im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the game.

“Any time we play tis­sahickon, it’s al­ways been a one­goal game, go­ing ei­ther way,” La Salle coach Steve Dunch­eskie said. “te knew it com­ing in and both teams played great, so you have to give re­spect to both teams. Like we said, it was a one-goal game and this time, tis­sahickon came back on top. te’ll just go back to the draw­ing board and work hard and get ready for our next game.”

,n WKH firsW TuDrWHr, 3DW Dougherty, Dan Fleck and 3DW )LnOHy KHOSHG WKH (xplor­ers to a 3-0 lead. But WKDnNs WR JRDOs Ln WKH finDO four min­utes of the pe­riod by Billy McFar­land, Brad Jones and Luke taechter, the Tro­jans tied things up at 3-3 be­fore the sec­ond.

In the sec­ond, the two teams each scored once, with Bae scor­ing for tis­sahickon and Nick Dermo scor­ing for La 6DOOH. 7KH WKLrG TuDrWHr wDs more of the same, with each team scor­ing twice. taechter scored again for the Tro­jans, as did Brad Jones, while Dougherty tal­lied his sec­ond for the (xSORrHrs wLWK fivH sHFRnGs rHmDLnLnJ Ln WKH TuDrWHr. BrHnGDn hoch also scored for La Salle.

BDH’s JRDO Ln WKH IRurWK TuDrter was the dif­fer­ence-maker, though La Salle, with only 4.21 sec­onds re­main­ing, came close one more time as a shot by Eric Bridgeford hit the cross­bar.

“7KLs wDs Rur firsW ELJ wLn,” Mida said. “te just have to carry this and we can’t let it get in our heads. te still have to come to prac­tice and play tis­sahickon wa­ter polo.”

tis­sahickon ju­nior goal­keeper Mac Hen­nessy played ex­cel­lent and earned the win for the Tro­jans. Se­nior goal­keeper Ryan Barr stopped nine shots in the los­ing ef­fort for La Salle.

“This game was no sur­prise for us,” Dunch­eskie said, “but we knew it would be a tough match. lb­vi­ously, we wanted to come out on a pos­i­tive note, but they were ready for us. It came down to one goal, so hats off to both teams.”

La Salle is off un­til a week­end tour­na­ment, while tis­sahickon gets right back to play when it hosts Soud­er­ton on Thurs­day.

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