Monday, May 14, 2007
By George Brookings
When two teams with winning records meet on the field, it's hard not to judge the other team to see how good they really are. You can say that about both the Indians from Lenape and the Pioneers from Clearview. Both have winning programs and have demonstrated that they could come away with a victory if they play at the top of their game. Clearview would jump out to a one goal lead, but the Indians would respond and flipped their deficit to a two goal lead at the break. Both teams would tighten up their defenses during the second half and Lenape would come through with a three goal performance by Scott Kalmey. Lenape would hold off the Pioneers and secure a 7-5 victory.
The Pioneers kept the offensive pressure during the first half setting up good scoring opportunities but came up short. Their efforts would be rewarded with when they were able to outscore Lenape by a goal and led by a 2-1 margin at the end of the first quarter. The next quarter belonged to Lenape especially when Zack Simon scored a goal from his knees after being knocked down. That goal was the third of the quarter and Lenape led 4-2 at the break. Lenape would match each goal scored by the Pioneers during the second half and were able to pick up another victory to increase their record to 11-5. Simon finished the game with two goals.