79th Ranked SC Boys Soccer Holds 9th Ranked Shorewood to Tie in OT


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It was yet another chilly night to cap regular season play in a battle on the pitch between rivals Shorecrest and Shorewood in boys' soccer. Based on tonight's match, you'd never guess these two clubs were ranked so far apart, with Shorewood ranked 9th in the state and Shorecrest ranked 79th.

So much for rankings. Shorewood dominated possession and threats on goal, but after each team struck early goals, it became a bit of a slog. Shorecrest created some chances, but Shorewood kept knocking on the door to goaldom. Shorewood's level of play is relatively high as they see and utilize open players, build their attack, switch play, and aren't afraid of the backheel.  Shorecrest often didn't see opportunities to feed the ball into space for an overlapping runner and had more errant balls to nowhere. But they held their own.  

Despite the remainder of regulation play plus two 5-minute overtime periods, neither team could close the deal. This is a feather in Shorecrest's cap and a reminder about complacency (perhaps) to Shorewood moving forward. 

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