Souderton rallies past Radnor in OT
A foul just outside the box resulted in a direct kick for Radnor 30 minutes into the Class AAAA District One playoff game. The set piece strike gave the Souderton boys’ soccer team a chance to feel what it was like to have an underdog on the top.
After years of pulling their own upsets in the postseason the 13th-seeded Indians needed to rally against the 20th-seeded Red Raiders if they wanted to advance out of the first round on Tuesday.
If it meant the seniors had to shake up their typical formation to do so, that is what they were going to do. Seniors Wilson Gonzalez and Ryan Molyneaux each moved from their normal position to play forward and lead the charge.
“Ryan struggled a little bit tonight and he asked to move up top,” Indians’ coach Tom Quintois said. “That was his call. He has led us all year and he was big for us tonight.”
Gonzalez scored in the 47th minute and Molyneaux made Alumni Field erupt with his game winning goal in overtime. The Indians 2-1 win advances them to Thursday where they will play fourth-seeded Conestoga.
“We knew we had to move Gonzalez up tonight,” Quintois said. “He produced and changed the game. We were not fazed at halftime. We knew what we had to do and we did it.”
Molyneaux has excelled all season controlling play in the midfield, but the captain felt his services where needed in front of the net. The Red Raiders’ goalie senior Wesley Dickson made eight saves, including two saves right before Molyneaux slammed home the loose ball in the 94th minute.