The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 4, 2012

Lewisburg makes it three in a row

By Jon Gerardi

The Daily Item

WILLIAMSPORT -- Time was slowly but surely ticking away and Selinsgrove's Kaelan Sullivan had a direct kick just a few yards behind the edge of the 18-yard box.

The senior midfielder quickly set the ball down and tried to set a shot up with his Seal teammates, but the Lewisburg defense wasn't about to give anything up. As soon as the pass failed to materialize, the Green Dragons started celebrating as the final seconds ticked off the clock as they dog piled onto one another on the sideline as Sullivan just sat on the turf where he took his free kick.

The 2-1 thrilling victory for Lewisburg earned the Green Dragons their third consecutive District 4 Class AA title on Saturday night at Lancer Community Stadium in Loyalsock.

"It means a lot for me personally, because I feel like it's vindication. This was our goal all along and to come through and win in some of these tough games like this (was nice)," said first-year Lewisburg coach Skip Kratzer of the three-peat. "It all comes to fruition today and it's good to see."

After a scoreless first half, Selinsgrove (17-4) wasted little time in making things interesting when David Aurand took a through ball down the right side of the field and launched a rocket from about 10 yards out to the far post past Lewisburg freshman Logan Cho to make it a 1-0 game and give Selinsgrove some momentum.

You could say the shot woke up a sleeping dragon so to speak, however. Lewisburg (18-2-1) responded 15 minutes later with a huge play.

Max Reed took a through ball of his own from midfield and managed to get by two Selinsgrove defenders and tap the ball to his left and spin out. The sophomore then wasted no time, firing a shot to his right to tie the game up at 1-all.

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