The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 6, 2013

H.S. boys soccer: Danville tops Tunkhannock in double overtime to advance to PIAA state quarterfinals

First state playoff win for Danville


There almost wasn't a second session for either team thanks to a wild first overtime period.

Reber managed to get off a shot with 9:36 showing on the clock in the first overtime period but Daniels knocked it away at the last moment. The Tigers had their first opportunity when Colton Brown got behind the back line only to have his shot sail wide of the mark.

Moments later, on a rare breakdown and a touch of over-enthusiasm, Aidan Cronin slipped behind his defender and Jon Hauck came out of goal leaving the net wide open with no protection. However, outstanding hustle by Wesley Yeich saved the day for the Ironmen as he managed to get to the loose ball and kick it away preventing what surely would have been an easy goal and a season-ending shot by the Tigers.

"On defense, we always stress making sure someone is back to prevent that type of situation," Danville coach Brian Dressler said. "There was nervous momentum in overtime, and we had five or six good chances to win in the first period but give credit to their goalie; he had some outstanding saves. Defensively, we always try to get numbers back and our quickness came into play several times."

Danville scored when Reber knocked one past Daniels off an assist from Shayne Riley with 30:17 remaining in the first half. Tunkhannock answered in the second half when Brown managed to dribble one past Hauck.

"We came out too hyped up in the first half and when we scored so quickly thought we were in for a cakewalk," Dressler said. "Once we got our legs back underneath us we were OK."

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