Soccer: Jonathan Alder girls earn road tie at CW
By Chris Miles
Some times a tie is just as god as a win. The Jonathan Alder girls soccer team found this out during a hard fought 3-3 decision at Canal Winchester Tuesday.
Down 3-1 with less than 20:00 to play, coach Dan Brady’s team dug down deep and found a way to get the equalizer which mad for a happy bus ride home.
“It’s just an unbelievable feeling to be down 3-1 and find a way to get a tie of it,” Brady said. “These girls didn’t give up. I’m so proud of them. There are certain games in a season that define the character of a team and this was one of them for us.”
The squad trailed 2-0 before the Pioneers (4-2-1) got on the scoreboard in the first half when Savannah Thomas found Alexis Milesky on a perfect corner kick, the Ohio University-bound product headed it in to make it 2-1.
The Indians scored midway through the second half to extend their lead to 3-1. But the combo of Thomas and Milesky hooked up again on a successful corner kick to make it 3-2.
Thomas got the tying score with 8:00 to go after wove her way through the Indians defense and found the back of the net.
“It was a heck of a comeback,” Brady said. “To be down, on the road an hour away from home on a school night and to earn a tie, that’s something to be proud of.”
The team will now turn its attention to No. 4 state ranked and neighboring rival Fairbanks, who will pay the Pioneers a visit Saturday (10 a.m.).
The game time has been moved up due to the homecoming dance which is scheduled for later that evening.
“It’s a big one for us,” Brady said. “They are a big rival of ours and we’re looking forward to playing them.”