Green lifts Key over South Carroll, 3-2 Senior scores twice as struggling teams strive to build records

October 04, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

South Carroll and Francis Scott Key both went looking for a remedy last night.

It was senior Robbie Green who had the answer for Key.

Green's second goal of the night and seventh of the season midway through the second half proved to be the game-winner as the Eagles edged South Carroll, 3-2, in Uniontown.

Green took a short pass from Jessie Oakes on the right side and barely sneaked a shot that went off the opposite post and in.

The Eagles (2-5) were searching for a win after a tough early schedule, while the Cavaliers (1-5-1) were trying to build on a win and a tie from last week.

"It felt really good. We haven't been playing that well and went up against a lot of tough teams, but really put it all together tonight," Green said.

The Cavaliers tied the score with 27 minutes left in the second half when Ken Jenkins scored after a Chris Woodyard through ball sent him all alone down the right side.

South Carroll coach Charlie Fazenbaker said the Cavaliers had problems when they left their short passing, ball control plan.

"[Key] out-hustled us the first 25 minutes of the first half and that was the difference," he said.

"We got out of our game plan and played Key's game and they played it well. We will get there. We have five good seniors to lead us there."

Key had the better of the play early on, but South Carroll scored first when James Smyrnioudis scored with just under 16 minutes left in the first half.

Smyrnioudis collected the ball deep near the end line and beat Key keeper Mike Crawmer from a difficult angle.

The Eagles answered with 10 minutes left until intermission when Shaun Diehl headed home a long throw-in from Green.

They took a 2-1 lead in the closing minutes when Green finished on a cross from Shaun Diehl.

Diehl, a defender, made a clean tackle at the Key end, dribbled the ball up field along the right side before sending a cross to Green.

"That was a nice cross from Jason Diehl," Green said.

"I saw the keeper come out and knew I had to get the first touch on it. Jason made the play and I just finished it."

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