Saturday, May 18, 2013
SOUTH CHINA - Erskine Academy boys' soccer coach Phil Hubbard wasn't totally disappointed Thursday following a 1-1 tie against Waterville.
After all, Waterville (4-2-3) held a territorial edge for most of the game and led 1-0 on John Terhune's goal with 18:35 left in regulation.
The Eagles (4-2-3) then tied it with 6:45 left. Nick Gayer took a loose ball on the right side and put a hard shot into the left corner.
"That's the best team from back to front that we've seen all season," Hubbard said. "I think they've done a very good job of connecting. We were on our heels for a lot of the game."
Waterville controlled most of a scoreless first half. But Jared Gartley, who had 11 saves for Erskine, came up with a big one by coming out of his goal to stymie striker Danilo Guthro.
The Panthers eventually scored off their fourth corner kick of the second half. Kaleb Kane launched it to the far right post and Terhune headed it in.
"I was just trying to make something happen," said Terhune.