LISBON - Lisbon and Harrisville both came away with what could be a valuable point, depending on how the NAC West Boys Soccer race plays out, competing to a 1-1 tie at the Golden Knights Bruce Richardson Field on Thursday.
Number five state-ranked Harrisville headed home with a 7-0-1 record and 14 points followed by Morristown (6-1-0 12 points after a 4-1 win over Hammond) and Lisbon (5-1-1 11 points) who both have a game in hand.
You always want to win but I am happy with getting a tie here. Especially after coming back from a one nil situation, said Harrisville Coach Shane Countryman.
We made some adjustments which I think helped in the second half and I think we tackled in the middle better.
The Knights had a possession advantage (18-8 shots on goal advantage) and a 1-0 lead in hand for a large portion of game as Adam Kelley scored his Section 10 high 15th goal at 38:32 in the first half.
Kelley controlled a through pass from Tristan Vine and rifled a right footed shot past Harrisville keeper Zane Mono who played extremely well in a 15-save effort.
The Pirates pulled even with 24:22 remaining in the game when Tylor Sale headed home a rebound in a scramble which started when Tim Fowler made a quick dribble drive and got off a shot which was saved by Issac Sovie (6 saves).
The Knights dodged a major bullet in the second overtime when Nathan Weaver slammed a cross from Fowler off the crossbar from close range. But they attacked right until the final seconds when the Pirates keeper, Mono, went high to control a dangerous corner kick by Kelley.
I thought we controlled the middle for a lot of the game except in the final 15 minutes when we got a little tired. It was disappointing to give up the lead, especially at home, but Harrisville is a quality team. They showed why they came in 8-0, said Lisbon Coach Bill Reed.
Jake Pellerin played on the wing for the first time today. We spread the field out so he could use his speed and he did a nice job. Adam Kelley had an outstanding game and we played for the win, moving him up front late in the game.
Morristown 4, Hammond 1: Ryan Vollmer produced two goals and one assist and Luke King made 10 saves in goal for the Rockets who took a 3-0 halftime lead in their sixth straight win. Jake VanArnam tallied the first goal from Vollmer. Zach Kanaly made it 2-0 unassisted and Vollmer connected from Jaxien LaPiene to close out the first half.
Vollmers second goal of the game assisted by VanArnam came in the 50th minute. Alex Fokessson broke Kings shutout in the 63rd unassisted. Tristan Simons made six saves for Hammond (2-5-1 West, 2-4-1).
Heuvelton 1, Hermon-DeKalb 1: Will Tennant tied the game on a cornerkick goal in the 38th minute for Heuvelton (2-4-2, 1-4-2). Cameron Hance made it 1-0 H-D (1-6-1, 1-4-1) in the fourth minute.
Zach Robinson made 15 saves for H-D and Zach Lashomb stopped six shots for Heuvelton.
E-K 1, C-F 0: Daniel Pharoah scored from Hunter Tuttle for the Cougars (4-4, 3-4 NAC West) who received eight saves from Kaden Dandrow. Jordan Planty made 13 saves for C-F (0-8-1, 0-7 NAC West).