Both teams gain a result as they battle in MIAA C Conference
After a hard-fought game that went on for 100 minutes, the Beth Tfiloh Warriors and the Indian Creek Eagles settled for a 1-1 MIAA C Conference soccer draw, Thursday in Pikesville.
The first half saw plenty of action as Indian Creek managed five shots on goal to Beth Tfiloh’s four, but it wasn’t until the second half that the Eagles broke the deadlock. With 19:48 to play, Junior Colin Brown expertly finished a breakaway opportunity off an assist from fellow junior Cameron Lacey.
It didn’t take long for the host Warriors to respond. At the 16:44 mark, freshman Ofir Steiner’s powerful blast found the corner of the goal thanks to a good feed from Senior Scott Tepper. Neither team was able to find a second goal through the remainder of regulation time and two 10 minute overtime periods. The Warriors looked like they were going to finish the game off in the first overtime but Indian Creek defender Shaem Spencer (sophomore) made a phenomenal stop in the six yard box to prevent the golden goal.
Both goalkeepers played very well to seal the tie. Senior Jared Hurwitz of Beth Tfiloh recorded seven saves, while the Eagles’ John Warner (sophomore) saved 16 shots, including four in overtime.
BT finished off a grueling stretch of three matches in four days without a loss after defeating Chapelgate on Monday and edging out Pallotti on Wednesday in another overtime game. Indian Creek finishes off an equally busy stretch after a loss to Key School on Monday and a win over St. John’s Catholic Prep on Wednesday. The draw leaves the Warriors at 3-2-1, good for 3rd place in the Black Division of the C Conference, while the Eagles are now 3-3-1, in 2nd place in the Red Division. Beth Tfiloh next takes on Cristo Rey in Pikesville on Monday and Indian Creek hosts Jemicy on the same day.