BURLINGTONâ€“ The North Country boys soccer team dropped a close game to Burlington in overtime by the score of 3-2.
"It was another strong defensive performance by our squad," said Coach James McKenny.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the final minutes of regulation, Brian DeLaBruere put his head to work, putting in back to back goals off his noggin to tie the game.
The Seahorses would not be deterred by the Falcons late rally.
"Hustle made goals happen (today)," said McKenny.
After DeLaBruere nearly ended the contest with his third header in the final minute of the first half of OT, BHS stepped up their play and scored just 43 seconds in the 2nd half to earn the W.
J/V netminder Ryan Paul made his first career varsity start, filling in for suspended starter Logan Fortier, whose two yellow cards last Friday held him out of competition.
Said McKenny of his goalies' first start, "He had a number of great saves, and really helped initiate our offense with his punts and goal kicks."
It remains to be seen if Paul will get another shot in the nets this season, it is good to know that if they need him, he is ready to compete at the varsity level.
As they prepare to play BFA at home under the lights on Tuesday evening, McKenny and his squad can look back at their effort on Tuesday and be proud.
"It was one of those losses you can feel good about and take into the next match."
Game time is 6:30.