Wynne-Wynne for Glenelg

Brothers connect for goal in OT to edge Cougars

  • Glenelg's Brendan Conway rolls the crease on defender Zack Esser and goalie Caleb Abney before scoring a first-half goal.
Glenelg's Brendan Conway rolls the crease on defender… (Baltimore Sun photo by Doug…)
May 01, 2010|By Rich Scherr, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Glenelg coach Josh Hatmaker said that he scheduled Friday night's game against Fallston to give his team a stiff test heading into the upcoming Class 2A-1A playoffs.

The No. 13 Gladiators got that and more with Zach Wynne scoring off a pass from younger brother Nick Wynne with 59 seconds left in the second sudden-death overtime to give his team a 9-8 win over the No. 11 Cougars.

"It's a huge win," said Hatmaker. "The reason we picked up this game is because I knew they'd be an excellent team. I thought this would prepare us for playoffs. Our kids just battled the whole time."

Fallston (10-2) had led nearly the entire second half after getting consecutive goals from Connor Wolf and Brian White to open the third quarter. The Cougars, in fact, led 8-6 after Mike Antinozzi's fourth goal of the game with 5:37 to play in regulation.

Glenelg (11-1), however, scored two straight goals, including Zack Wheeler's man-up effort off a rebound with 2:03 left.

Zach Wynne then finished off the victory after the Gladiators had failed to capitalize on a handful of point-blank chances.

Wynne said he wanted to step up on offense after midfielder Scott Wheeler went out with a pulled quadriceps. "It was on my shoulders. I had to do it," Wynne said. "I saw my brother coming down on the wing. He fed me the ball, I got a little deflection ... and finally I put one in."

Zach Wynne finished with three goals and an assist, while Nick Wynne had three goals and two assists.

Coming off Thursday's 17-2 win over Long Reach, Glenelg looked sharp from the game's outset, winning the opening faceoff and scoring just nine seconds in when Nick Wynne found Zach Wynne in front of the goal. The hosts built their lead to 3-1 before Fallston got on track midway through the second quarter.

The Cougars finished the half by scoringthree out of the last four goals, including a pair by Antinozzi to tie the game at 4-4 at the break.

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