St. George's boys soccer team pulled off a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over Charter School of Wilmington Wednesday night in the quarter final round of the DIAA boys soccer tournament in a match played at Caravel Academy.
Hawks junior striker Tarweh Helb scored with only 1:28 left in the first overtime session. Helb's heroics were made necessary by a magnificent goal by Charter in the 89th minute. After numerous scoring chances in the second half, The Force finally solved the mystery of Hawks goalkeeper John Hazewski.
Charter's junior midfielder Nicholas Musacchio found the back of the Hawk's net while moving left to right on a hard shot that zipped past Hazewski and the right post.
Hawks coach Justin Null said he was a bit disappointed when Charter scored with a few fleeting seconds left on the clock. "I thought we let that one get away, but we fought them for 89 minutes, but to see that go in broke my heart, but we had a good feeling coming into this game that our guys have a lot of heart, and then I realized we would come out of this o.k.," said Null.
But we never got down, we never quite, because sometimes when you're scored on at the last second like that you pack it in, but our boys were much better than that, and I knew it would turn out all right," he said.
St. George's senior captain Matthew Adams scored the first goal of the night in the 26th minute to give the Hawks the lead through an evenly played first half, and nearly for the entire game. Zach Outten assisted on Adams goal.
Null said his team was able to be victorious tonight because of team speed and a ton of desire.
"Our guys have worked hard all season and in every practice and are in great shape right now, but we really have a lot of heart and a strong desire to perform well in these games," said Null.
The Hawks will play Indian River in the semi-final round this weekend.