S. Carroll's late goals can't catch N. Carroll Panthers prevail, 3-2

Cavs hit pair in last 3 minutes

October 29, 1998|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

The first 10 and the last three minutes belonged to South Carroll, but in between, North Carroll piled up a 3-0 lead.

And that turned out to be enough to withstand the home team's late two-goal rally in a 3-2 Carroll County League game at South Carroll last night.

South Carroll (3-9-2 overall, 1-5-1 county) opens Class 3A West region play at 3: 15 p.m. tomorrow at Wheaton, with the winner meeting North Carroll (8-5-1, 2-2-1), which drew a first-round bye.

North Carroll will go into its next game having won three of its last four. South Carroll has lost its last three.

Once North Carroll had withstood some early Cavaliers offense last night, it collected itself and played much the way it did in a loss to Westminster Monday night, although this time, coach Denny Snyder's team finished more of its scoring chances.

Jeremy Ayers got the first of his two goals on an open shot midway through the first half, and 10 minutes later, Andy Lindner, back in the field after a stint in goal, scored off an assist from Bryan Buckingham.

Ayers picked up his seventh goal of the season with eight minutes left in the game, but at that point, nothing indicated that it would be the winning score.

South Carroll created some noise when Chad Parker came open in the box for a straight-in shot with three minutes left.

Keeping the pressure on in the offensive end, the Cavaliers then cashed in the second of two corner kicks in the final 90 seconds.

Hymiller took the kick and the ball curved into the far side of the net, out of the reach of any defender.

"That's the way it has gone for us," South Carroll coach Charles Fazenbaker said. "We didn't happen to get anything out of our aggressive start, and after they scored, we dropped back and let them take over.

"I know Ayers scored two goals, but they were set up by [Chris] Wineke. He's big and strong and gets off those long kicks. That sets up a lot of things and was the key tonight."

Across the field, North Carroll coach Denny Snyder said his team opened flat but picked up the tempo after the first 10 minutes.

"We stepped up tonight," he said. "The players were frustrated by their 2-1 loss to Westminster that gave them the county title, and I thought we responded really well here."

Goalkeeper Matt Cassell, who missed Monday's game because of a broken bone in a hand, played with a cast and made four saves.

"It was a lot easier playing than sitting on the bench," he said, adding that Wineke, who recently moved back from a forward position, "makes a big difference, and I get lots of help from Bryan."

Pub Date: 10/29/98

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