Morgan's hat trick lifts No. 6 Fallston Visiting Wilde Lake can't maintain lead Boys soccer

September 22, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Kevin Morgan's hat trick, including the game's final goal with 18:48 remaining, capped No. 6 Fallston's 4-3 comeback win against visiting Wilde Lake in boys soccer last night.

"That's the sign of a good team to come back the way we did," said Fallston coach Len Petrey. "This is the most offensive pressure we've had to withstand. They were all over us the whole game and I'm happy to get out of here with a win."

Petrey's young team responded well when trailing by a goal, which it did on two occasions.

Wilde Lake (0-2) caught Fallston's defense in transition early in the contest and the Cougars paid for it as junior midfielder Jeffrey Curtis sent a header past junior goalkeeper Eric McPhee just 1:02 into the game.

The Cougars (3-0) answered with 8:38 left in the half on an unassisted shot by Morgan, who after colliding with the right sidebar, regained his composure and control of the ball and kicked the ball in backward with his heel.

Fallston took a 2-1 lead just over two minutes later when Mike Giuffrida converted on a breakaway shot from approximately 30 yards away.

The Cougars had other opportunities to pad the lead in the waning minutes of the period but came up empty and led by a goal at the half.

The Wildecats wasted little time getting back on the scoreboard in the second half, as senior co-captain Gian Paolo Einaudi leaped over a charging McPhee and headed the ball into the vacant goal with 34:53 remaining.

Wilde Lake added another go-ahead goal in the 25th minute when junior Brandon Haus headed in a crossing pass from sophomore Giordano Filipponi.

"That goal was pretty," Petrey said.

"You have to give them that third goal. That was a goal against any team. That was a great goal."

But what the Wildecats probably will remember most about the game are the 13 second-half fouls they were assessed. One of them was followed by a yellow card to coach David Nesbitt.

* Perry Hall 18, Woodlawn 0: Scott Kennell scored five goals and made an assist in the No. 9 Gators' (2-0) shutout of visiting Woodlawn.

* Harford Christian 2, Harford Tech 1: Tim Olinger and Phil Kojak scored second-half goals to lead Harford Christian past Harford Tech (0-2).

* Owings Mills 9, Milford Mill 0: Antonio Bosell had a had trick to lead Owings Mills (3-0) past visiting Milford Mill (0-1).

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