Wildcats, Vikings play to tie

Arundel 2 Mount Hebron 2

Boys soccer

September 09, 2006|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,Sun Reporter

The 100 minutes of soccer that were played last night at Arundel, where the No. 11 Wildcats got a stern test from No. 6 Mount Hebron, were filled with creative work on offense and plenty of goals. But no winner.

Arundel senior David Cross took a short feed across from sophomore George Tailey and buried a shot from 16 yards in the 52nd minute. It turned out to be the last of four goals as the two teams settled on a 2-2 tie in the final night of the Arundel Tournament.

"The effort was great on both sides," said Arundel coach Nick Jauschnegg, whose Wildcats improved to 1-0-1. "We like playing quality teams like Mount Hebron early in the season because it's such a good barometer for the rest of the way. I thought they outplayed us in the first half and had some good chances and then I thought we outplayed them in the second half. Then it was just a matter of sitting back and watching some good soccer."

Both teams created plenty of scoring chances in the first half with organized buildup through the middle and some goals followed as Mount Hebron took the 2-1 lead at the half.

The Vikings opened the scoring in the 16th minute when senior Justin Martinelli controlled a loose ball in front and alertly dropped a pass back to Mike Napolitano, who finished from 10 yards out.

It only took the Wildcats five minutes to get the goal back when Tailey cleaned up in front - using a couple of dribbles to get by Mount Hebron goalie Brad Carper for an easy tap-in.

A well-struck volley from junior midfielder Matt Schmauder in the final minute of the half gave the Vikings the one-goal lead.

glenn.graham@baltsun.com

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