If you live by the sword, you must die by the sword.
Those words rang true for the Archbishop Curley soccer team on Friday which was attempting to complete a back-to-back sweep of the top two soccer teams in the latest VSN Boys Varsity Soccer poll. Instead of a sweep, the Friars suffered a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Gilman, on Friday at Curley.
After knocking off No. 1 McDonogh, 1-0, on a penalty kick by Mike Sauers on Turesday, the Friars found themselves in a 0-0 tie with the Greyhounds, deep into the second half in the make-up of a contest which was postponed on Thursday.
Sauers was again in the spotlight, taking a penalty kick after Ricky Greensfelder was fouled in the box. This shot, however, was turned away Gilman goalkeeper Andrew Harris with a diving save to his right.
Gilman countered with a goal from Mike Levine, assisted by Cotter Brown, in the game’s 73rd minute and held on the victory.
The Greyhounds (11-1-3) improved to 7-1-2 in the conference and sit just two points back of McDonogh in the MIAA A Conference standings.
Curley (4-7-1 overall) is now 3-5-0 in the league and tied with Loyola for fifth place. The Friars have a quick turnaround as they face John Carroll, which is just three points back of the Friars and Dons, on Saturday morning at Curley.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the winning goal was scored by Cotter Brown with an assist by Mike Levine and that the Sauers’ penalty kick sailed over the goal instead of being saved by Harris. VSN regrets these errors.
|No. 2 Gilman 1, Archbishop Curley 0|
GIL-Harris 6; AC-Gordon 7.