SACS’ Locke scores game-winning goal

13 years ago

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    DYER BROOK — It did not take long for the Southern Aroostook boys soccer team to break a 1-1 stalemate.
    Just 15 seconds into overtime, Jake Lassonde snatched the opening kick and scampered down the right side of the field before sending a beautiful crossing pass to Taylor Locke on the far post. Locke one-timed the ball into the net for the game-winning score.
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SHIELDS – Joe Frazier of Southern Aroostook shields the ball from Katahdin’s Kolby Gallagher in last Friday’s game in Dyer Brook. The Warriors defeated the Cougars, 2-1 in overtime.

    “That goal started from a ball we created, went outside with it and crossed it,” SACS coach Cliff Urquhart said. “We have stressed all season, ‘get the ball outside and cross it in from the flanks to get some good scoring opportunities.’”
    “That was a very nice shot,” Katahdin coach Matt Lindsay said. “We over committed on the left side and it was just a great shot. They [Southern Aroostook] came out with a lot more intensity.”
    Southern Aroostook nearly scored the game-winner at the end of regulation when Pat Goodall rifled a shot at the Katahdin net that glanced inches over the crossbar.
    Dylan Willette gave SACS a 1-0 lead 24:37 into the first half when he converted an unassisted goal set up by a defensive lapse by Katahdin. That goal held up until halftime.
    In the second half, Katahdin played with increased intensity and its efforts paid off as Mickey Savage scored an unassisted goal 2:30 into the half.  
    Later in the second half, the game was stopped for more nearly 40 minutes when Katahdin’s Matt Olsen was struck violently with the ball at close range. Olsen lay on the ground, unable to get up, for several minutes when the decision was made to call for an ambulance. Because Dyer Brook contracts its ambulance service with the Houlton Ambulance Department, the game did not resume until after the ambulance made the 20-mile ride.
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RUSHING – SACS’ David Dubois rushes Katahdin goalie Jesse McNally during last Friday’s game. The Warriors won 2-1 in overtime.

    “He should be OK,” Lindsay said. “He took a pretty hard shot and I’m sure he will be sore for a few days.”
    Jesse Boulier made four saves on five shots for Southern Aroostook, while Jesse McNally had 16 saves on 18 shots for Katahdin.