Dunstan-Maiese and Hichkad score second half goals to lift the Mustang
No. 9 C. Milton Wright hosted its second ranked non-conference opponent of the week, Thursday, following up Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with No. 4 Archbishop Curley with a 2-1, come-from-behind, win over No. 20 South Carroll, Thursday evening.
The Mustangs had much of the possession in South Carroll’s end during the first half, but South Carroll’s organized and hard-working defense denied the Mustangs from breaking through. The Cavaliers, however, countered on a long ball on which CMW’s Nick lost his footing. This gave Carter Chesney a break-away he popped a shot over goalkeeper Zach Hetrick’s head. Hetrick got a touch but not enough to keep the ball from getting in the net for a 1-0 South Carrol lead.
The Mustangs picked up the intensity in the second half and put SC under pressure early, equalizing early in the half when Dunstan-Maiese headed home a ball off a throw in from Grayson Hichkad.
About 10 minutes later, Wright again converted on a dead ball play with set piece from Ethan Dolezal to Hichkad put the Mustangs up 2-1.
Some late drama occurred when South Carroll’s Chesney broke through onto goal and was fouled on a desperation challenge in the box by Hetrick, producing a yellow card and creating a penalty kick. Sophomore goalie Carter Kinch came in off the bench for CMW to see his first action of the season and he had himself a moment, making a huge save on the PK to preserve the Mustangs’ lead which they saw out for the final six minutes.