Just how Amity and Shelton could keep up the momentum with the whipping wind and cold temperature during the energy charged SCC Quarterfinal Championship game in Woodbridge on Saturday, Oct. 26, is beyond me.
Both boys soccer teams played hard, using every move they knew for two hours as fans huddled under blankets on the hillside cheering for their teams to “Shoot it!”
In the first half, Captain Justyn Broderick (4) put the Spartans on the board at 22:29. Shelton’s Matt Stoll, assisted by Elias Uyar evened the score at 8:48.
Broderick came on strong in the second half with his second goal, assisted by Matt Whitehill (9) at 51:10. Matt Brouillette scored for the Gaels at 44:52.
The game went into overtime at 2-2, and after a scoreless 10 minutes, it went into double overtime, again, no change, but not for lack of effort on both sides.
Amity and Shelton lined up on the field for the Penalty Kick phase, sending their best players up to the net to try and get the ball past the opposing team’s waiting goalkeeper.
Dean Schwartz, Nick O’Brien Cannon, and Aaron Cooper all made their kicks past Shelton’s Chris Carew. Amity’s Griffin Volta didn’t have to work too hard as the PKs from Shelton flew over the net. HERE is VIDEO of that winning moment!
The final score was Amity 2, Shelton 2 (Amity won with 3-0 in Penalty Kicks)
The Amity Spartans #2 in this division, advanced past the Shelton Gaels, ranked #7.
In this game, Shelton outshot Amity 19-15.
Volta made 15 saves for the Spartans; Carew made 10 saves for the Gaels.
Records: Amity 11-2-4; Shelton 9-5-3