KDSS dumped in overtime of semi-final

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By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team scored two second-half goals to defeat John Diefenbaker Secondary School in a quarter-final playoff game Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Will Sharpe dances around a JDSS defender last Thursday at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Knights controlled much of the play in the first half of this Bluewater Athletic Association elimination contest, but couldn't find the back of the net. They did concede some scoring chances to the Trojans, however, but keeper Kyle Hunter kept this game scoreless with some aggressive netminding.

It wasn't until the 68th minute that KDSS finally seized the lead. Josh Farrell struck a well-placed corner and Chris Coady turned it into a 1-0 lead with a brilliant header. Shaun McCarthy provided an insurance goal late in the match to make it a 2-0 final for the Knights.

Hunter recorded the clean sheet.

"The match official complimented both teams on playing the best style of football he has seen in years," said KDSS coach Watson Morris in an e-mail on Monday afternoon.

"(The team) played a terrific match."

The win moved KDSS into a BAA semi-final game, which was scheduled to be played yesterday (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. in Thornbury. The Knights were to take on Owen Sound District Secondary School in a semi-final contest. OSDSS edged out Grey Highlands Secondary School last week 1-0 in another quarter-final match. The other semi-final was to feature the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks and the St. Mary's High School Mustangs. WDCS upset Sacred Heart 2-1 in a quarter-final, while the Mustangs ran all over the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings 7-1 in the remaining quarter-final contest.

The winner of yesterday's semi-final games were scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. yesterday in Thornbury with a BAA championship on the line.

UPDATE: A sloppy first half yesterday cost the Knights a shot at playing for a BAA title. Owen Sound took a 2-0  lead in the first half. KDSS battled back to tie the game, but Owen Sound scored in extra time to advance to the championship game.

KDSS will still advance to the CWOSSA tournament.

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