Spring-ford holds off U.DUEOLN

The Ambler Gazette - - LETTERS - By Tom Ker­rane

Spring-Ford eigh goalNHHSHU PDW SwDUWz FouOG SUoEDEOy KDYH usHG D JooG night’s sleep af­ter the amount of work he put in TuHsGDy HYHnLnJ.

TKH RDPs MunLoU KDG D front-row seat for nearly all of the ac­tion of the sec­ond KDOI Ds 17WK-sHHGHG SSULnJ)oUG WUDYHOHG Wo No. 16 USSHU DuEOLn IoU D fiUsW-UounG EDWWOH Ln WKH DLsWULFW 2nH CODss AAA Eoys soFFHU playoffs.

SwDUWz FouOG EDUHOy JHW D EUHDWKHU.

YHW, KH SUoYHG uS Wo WKH WDsN, UHJLsWHULnJ 12 sDYHs and sweat­ing out shot af­ter shot from the Cards as the RDPs GHIHDWHG USSHU DuEOLn, 2-1.

)oU WKH RDPs, LW wDs WKH SUoJUDP’s fiUsW GLsWULFW SODy­oII YLFWoUy. TKH WHDP Ls now 15-5-1 on WKH sHD­son.

TKH nuPEHU Ln SSULnJ)oUG’s IDYoU wDs WKH 2-1 finDO sFoUH. TKH onH WKDW OHDnHG WowDUG USSHU DuEOLn wDs WKH nuPEHU oI sKoWs WDNHn Ds WKH CDUGs WooN 24 sKoWs Wo MusW fiYH IoU WKH RDPs.

fn the sec­ond half, af­ter S-F took a 2-0 lead in the 42nG PLnuWH, WKH CDUGs wHnW on KySHU-DWWDFN PoGH. TKHy would not go away.

“f know these guys and HYHn Ln WKDW sLWuDWLon, WKHy DUH noW JoLnJ Wo EDFN oII,” USSHU DuEOLn FoDFK RLFN Sch­midt said. “And they GLGn’W EDFN oII DW DOO. ,I Dny­thing, they got a lit­tle an­gry and started push­ing for­ward.

“TKH oSSoUWunLWLHs wHUH there, the shots were there. TKH NHHSHU PDGH D FouSOH GHFHnW sDYHs. ,W’s MusW WKH way it plays out.”

TKH onOy JoDO WKH CDUGs (14-2-2 oYHUDOO UHFoUG) sFoUHG on SwDUWz FDPH on D SHnDOWy kick as Brian Schae­fer went low and right to get Up­per DuEOLn on WKH EoDUG wLWK 29:11 sKowLnJ on WKH sHFonGKDOI FOoFN. 2YHU WKosH nHxW 29 PLnuWHs, WKH CDUGs wHUH MusW tee­ing off, tak­ing a shot at any op­por­tu­nity.

“RHDOOy, , MusW SODyHG Py game and stayed fo­cused EDFN WKHUH,” SwDUWz sDLG.

hole iyons got Spring)oUG WKH OHDG wLWK 28 PLnuWHs Wo Jo Ln WKH fiUsW KDOI when his long kick from nHDU PLG­fiHOG IounG WKH KLJK EDFN oI WKH nHW.

“TKDW JDYH us D KuJH MuPSsWDUW,” Lyons sDLG oI WKH goal. “We came out kind of sOow, EuW LW JoW us HnHUJLzHG, got us some life.”

iess than two min­utes into WKH sHFonG KDOI, S-) GouEOHG its mar­gin when Miles hehs sent a long kick to­ward the nHW DnG DDn DLLLEHUWo SuW LW into goal.

Af­ter that, though, the RDPs wHUH on WKHLU KHHOs IoU nearly the en­tire re­main­der oI WKH HYHnLnJ.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Gwynedd Mercy Academy’s Tay­lor Ca­paro works the ball past Lower More­land’s Kris­ten Wolf­gang dur­ing Wed­nes­day’s Dis­trict One Class AA play­off ac­tion.

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