The Lions struggled to find the flow of the game in the first half. They were only able to generate a few half chances and were unable to gain possession of the ball. These things combined saw the the Lions sitting at 2 – 0 behind going into halftime. In the second half, however, the mood changed and the Lions looked like the aggressor. It was early on that they found their first goal. Freshman midfielder, Jake Tartaglia, was played in behind on the left hand side of the field. Tartaglia drove to the end line and played a ball to the far post finding senior midfielder, Carson Munn. Munn volleyed the ball back across the face of the goal where junior forward, Omer Sarig, struck the ball with his head into the back of the net. Not too much later, Sarig was played in behind and took a touch passed the keeper who swiped his leg, earning the Lions a PK. Sophomore midfielder, Cade Horvat, stepped up to the penalty spot and slotted it to the keepers left, evening the game at 2. Minutes later, Orange had earned a free kick around the center of the field. The free kick was driven into the 6 yard box where the keeper had come out and deflected it. Horvat was first to react to the bouncing ball and was able to lace one into the net giving Orange the 3 – 2 advantage. With minutes left, the Lions would increase their lead to 2 after a stellar finish from sophomore forward, Victor Ononogbo. Tartaglia was driving down the field with Ononogbo on his side. After a bit of a scrap, the ball had popped lose onto the left side of the 18 yard box. Ononogbo opened up his hips and struck the ball with the inside of his right foot. The ball, having perfect trajectory and curl, whipped into the top right corner of the goal giving Orange the 4 – 2 lead. Junior goalkeeper, Adam Rosenthal, recorded 6 saves including a key one when the game was knotted at 2. The Lions advance to 8-4-3 on the season.
- 2 Wooster High School
- 4 Orange High School
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