By Ted Waddell
HANCOCK October 24, 2006 With a 2-0 lead at halftime, it looked like the visiting Liberty Indians were going to walk away with a win over The Family School Falcons in Thursday’s non-league boys’ soccer match.
But The Family School (8-4-1) rallied to score three times in the second half for a 3-2 victory.
Scoring for Liberty (3-13) were John Snyder and Matt Baxter. Snyder recorded his goal off an assist from Gerardo Romero, while Baxter’s goal was unassisted.
Then came a little talk during the halftime break to his players by Family School Coach Bill Musgrove.
And on the other side of the field, Liberty Coach Debbie Simpson offered some words of encouragement to her team.
About 25 minutes into the second frame, Mike Vaughn scored for The Family School.
Approximately 10 minutes later, the Falcons tied it up 2-2 on a successful shot by Vaughn. Adam Jamel assisted on the goal.
With about 4:30 left in the match, Cody Joyner scored his first goal of the season, which became the game-winner.
Falcons’ goalkeeper Mike Zoltek and Indians’ goalie Sean Dinnerstein each recorded eight saves in the game.
“We just lost the intensity at the end, and in the last few minutes they were able to score three goals,” Simpson said.
For Musgrove, it was the best come-from-behind victory in his many years of coaching boys’ soccer teams at The Family School.
“In the first half, we were pretty stationary, but in the second half we played like we should play when we play to win… more aggressive, attacking and trapping,” he said.
“In the second half, our keeper came alive,” Musgrove said of Zoltek
The Falcons’ leader also noted that Dinnerstein “was fantastic.”