Brooks lifts Broadneck to 2-1 win

October 21, 1992|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

Broadneck senior Ian Brooks never will rank among the metro area's leading scorers, but he's developing a wonderful flair for the dramatic.

Brooks tapped in a loose ball with less than eight minutes remaining to lift unranked Broadneck over No. 9 and host North County, 2-1, yesterday.

The play began with a Danny Gerbasi corner kick, and Brooks headed the ball in front of the net, where North County keeper Ryan Seggerty hesitated before trying to smother it. When the dust finally settled, Brooks had his second goal of the season, and the Bruins had a 2-1 lead.

Both of his goals this season have put Broadneck (7-2-1) ahead. He scored in the second half against Queen Anne's in a 2-0 victory Friday afternoon.

Yesterday's goal "basically was a free-for-all," Brooks said.

"The ball came off my head and hit the ground. I came out on top of it and just put it in with my foot. I guess there was a moment of hesitation on [Seggerty's] part, and that's all it takes, one moment."

North County (8-2) applied early offensive pressure, and it paid off when Mike Hoskins passed to junior forward Emmanuel Uche for a 1-0 lead. Broadneck keeper David Terry (12 saves) rushed out to meet Hoskins, leaving Uche with an open net.

The Bruins tied the score with four minutes left in the first half on a goal from senior striker Kevin Berry, who pushed his shot beyond a charging Seggerty. North County fullback Denny Stiegler, backing up on the play, swiped at the ball unsuccessfully before running into the left post.

"I didn't think any of the goals were textbook," said Broadneck coach Jon Braun, "but when two very good teams like this play, often times mistakes or a funny bounce of the ball is what wins it for you."

Broadneck was outshot, 22-13, but its defense held firm until Brooks' goal.

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