tissahickon slips past La Salle
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.”
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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.