Dundalk earns title, redemption, 2-1

November 08, 1992|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Dundalk needed 80 minutes of regulation, two sudden-death overtime periods and eight shootout goals to accomplish their No. 1 priority of the season last night at Dundalk Community College.

The Owls redeemed themselves for last year's regional loss to Franklin with a 2-1 win in a shootout over the Indians for the Class 3A, Region II championship.

"It's a great feeling to come back and win." said Dundalk coach Bob Hutsler, whose team also dropped a 1-0 decision to Franklin earlier this season. "The guys were really pumped for this. They wanted it badly."

Tied 1-1 at the end of the second overtime, the Owls won it on penalty kicks. Rich Estes, Luke Bell, Eddie Dyer, Jason Parks, Neil Neinlein, Jim Bell, Chris Astarita and Darl Kolar scored in the shootout to give Dundalk an 8-6 advantage.

Owls goalie Gene Woods said the pressure in the shootout was tremendous.

"It was as intense as anything," said Woods. "I heard the ref say that their guy had to make it or it was over, and I just got so hyped up."

Dundalk broke on top 7:44 before halftime. Luke Bell took a short pass from Rich Estes and grounded it into the the left-hand corner of the net, giving his team a 1-0 lead.

Frankin tied it on a Phil Burns shot that trickled off Woods and into the goal just 13:32 before the end of regulation.

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