Just like the first game, the Huskies got on the board first in the boys’ game. But just like the first game, Elkins responded by scoring the rest of the goals and North Marion fell, 4-1.
Dylan Leary gave the Huskies the lead just minutes into the game when his shot from 25 yards out sailed into the back of the net.
“We surprised them when we scored the first goal,” North Marion coach Matt Gilpin said. “That allowed us to put some pressure on them.”
Elkins responded, though, with two goals to take a 2-1 lead into the half. Shortly into the second half, the Tigers scored a third goal that broke the Huskies’ spirits.
“They really put the pressure on us for the next 20 minutes,” Gilpin said. “Our guys were on defense most of the second half.”
The game got chippy near the end, with several yellow cards. North Marion fouled Elkins in the box in the 13th and the Tigers capitalized with their fourth goal of the evening.
After that, North Marion did continue to challenge and came up with several strong scoring opportunities. Gilpin said he was pleased with the way the team finished the game strong.
“I’m proud of the guys for fighting back,” he said. “They fought for 13 minutes without giving up another goal.”
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