Bulldogs edge MAU in overtime
MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton boys soccer teams played once already this season, the finals of the John James Tournament and a game that BBA scored early and held on to win by a single goal.
On Monday, the situation was different but the outcome the same as Wally Hynds scored the game winner with 3:01 left in overtime of a 2-1 victory at Taylor Field.
"The one guy was marked, but he beat his man to the ball and we can't have that," said MAU coach Mike Molloy. "We were bending a little bit. We played a good second half, they didn't have a lot of chances, we had the better of the play. But [overtime] can go either way, they got the momentum in the first overtime and pushed us."
The winning score came on a corner kick. Cam Hedberg put the ball at a specific spot and Hynds went up over his defender and headed it past MAU goalie Dylan Woodside to set off a celebration.
"We have our own roles during set pieces and we were executing well on a criss-cross run, I was able to get rid of my defender and it worked out perfectly," Hynds said.
Mount Anthony tied the game at 1-1 with 12 minutes left on an own goal, a free kick from Matthew Anderson went off one of his teammates' heads, then off a BBA player's head into the net.
Molloy said he wanted them to get the ball into 'the mixer.'
"We were throwing pressure and numbers up, because good things happen if you crash [the net]," Molloy said. "We had a couple of chances especially at the end."
Hynds said the tying goal seemed to wake up his teammates.
"That changed everything, we got up early and I think we mentally shut down a little bit, got complacent, playing lazy," Hynds said. "They played a great game."
BBA took the lead 90 seconds in as Hedberg chipped in a perfect pass from Matthew Mayne to get a fast start.
It stayed that way until the 68th minute, until the own goal.
"We had hopefully a turning point against Rutland [a 5-0 loss]. I'm pleased with the effort, but of course, I'd rather have a win, but if this is us building, we can make some gains in the last four games," Molloy said.
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