Boys Soccer Roundup: Late Smithfield Goal Forces Draw With York

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Max Poelker looks downfield during a game. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)
Max Poelker (file photo)

Leading 2-1, York surrendered a game-tying goal to Smithfield in the final minute of regulation that eventually led to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

York fell behindĀ 1-0 in the first half due to what head coach Ryan Hagerty deemed a “sluggish” start.

After halftime, York battled back in quick succession thanks to goals from Gavin Homan and Max Poelker.

Homan drilled a free kick from roughly 18 yards out to tie the game at 1-1. About a minute later, Poelker received a pass from Alasdair Thomson and beat the Smithfield goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation.

In the final minute of regulation, officials awarded Smithfield with a free kick, which was played quickly by the Packers. The ball was crossed into the middle and was headed past York goalie Jacob Reimers.

Neither team could break the other in overtime, resulting in a tough 2-2 draw.

The draw marks York’s second of the season, the other coming April 23 against Grafton. The Falcons (12-2-1) will close the regular season on the road Thursday against Lafayette.

York 2, Smithfield 2

Goals: York (Gavin Homan, Max Poelker)
Assists: York (Poelker, Alasdair Thomson)

 

Jamestown Edges Tabb

Jamestown’s boys soccer team held off an upset-minded Tabb on Tuesday, earning a 2-1 road victory.

Jeff Wolons started the scoring in the first half, finishing a goal off a pass from Dan Kelly to put Jamestown up 1-0.

The Eagles (11-1) carried their 1-0 lead into halftime before building on it five minutes into the second half. Davis Wood received a pass from Wolons and slotted it past Tabb goalkeeper Grant Kelchner.

Five minutes later, Tabb’s Hunter Winslow responded by finding the back of the net, cutting Jamestown’s lead to 2-1. The Tigers were unable to close the gap any further before the final whistle blew.

The win moves Jamestown’s win streak to nine consecutive games, with the opportunity to make it 10 games during a road game against Poquoson on Thursday.

Tabb (5-6-2) has now lost three of its last four games and will cap its regular season during a road game against Grafton on Friday.

Jamestown 2, Tabb 1

Goals: Jamestown (Jeff Wolons, Davis Wood), Tabb (Hunter Winslow)
Assists: Jamestown (Dan Kelly, Jeff Wolons)