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High School Soccer:
Overtime Goal Gives Camden Catholic Upset Win Over Cherry Hill East

Thursday, October 4, 2001

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

Teams are always having to prove themselves to others how good they are on the field. No matter what their record states, it all comes down to how well they played. Two very good boy's soccer teams were playing against each other in Pennsauken in an Olympic Conference meeting. Camden Catholic were hosting Cherry Hill East, which both teams were trying to make a statement of how good they could be against a good soccer team. It would be a penalty kick in overtime by Evan Myers to give the Irish a 2-1 win at home.

Cherry Hill East entered this game undefeated and looking for their ninth win of the season. They've been able to outplay their opponents and dominated most of their competition. This game started out by the Cougars controlling most of the play working the soccer field looking their chance to score. That chance came with 13:09 showing on the clock when Jim Boyle nailed a kick to the right of the keeper to go ahead 1-0. Michael Reed assisted on the goal.

In the second half, Camden Catholic got an equalizer goal from Kevin Brennan late in the half. Both teams could not get a goal by the end of regulation. The deciding goal came on a penalty kick when a player was taken down in the penalty area. Evan Myers put the shot in the net and the Irish improved their record to 7-1 proving they could win a game against one of the top soccer teams in South Jersey.

Photos by Art Redd

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