Hunters Lane’s boys soccer squad handed host Overton its first District 12-AAA loss of the season, 2-1, Tuesday.
The Warriors (4-2, 11-3-1) scored two unanswered goals, including the game-winner with 22 minutes remaining.
“Well, we got the first goal but about a minute later we gave up the equalizer,” Overton coach Ben Sohrabi said. “That’s not how you play soccer and that’s not our style.”
Overton got on the board fright before halftime when Jorge Rodriguez volleyed a Gin Khai pass to himself then spun and struck the ball clean into the back of the net to put Overton ahead 1-0 in the 37th minute.
Overton (6-4-2, 3-1-1) was poised to take that lead into the break, but Hunters Lane needed less than a minute to respond when Ernesto Lugo blasted a shot off the Overton keeper that ricocheted up into the air before dropping and rolling into the goal to even things up at one a piece in the 38th minute.
Play remained even in the second half but Hunters Lane scored the eventual game-winner on a wild shot by forward Augustin Hernandez.
Hernandez received a cross, played the ball off the bounce then used a soft touch to place the ball over the keeper’s head and into the upper right hand corner of the goal to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead in the 58th minute.
“I didn’t expect to make it, but I’m happy I did,” Hernandez said. “I was going for the upper 90 and amazingly it went in there.
Hunters Lane coach Mike Fleck said he won’t make too much of Tuesday’s win at this point in the season, but said a win like that over a team like Overton is one that is going to give his team confidence on which to build.
“I told the guys earlier, we are having a good season but we could have a special season,” Fleck said. “We can build on this leading to the tournament and we have the confidence we can play with anybody in Nashville.”
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