Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville waged another epic boys soccer playoff battle, and once again, Mohonasen came out on top.
Lucas Flood scored in the eighth round of penalty kicks to end what was officially a 1-1 tie between the Mighty Warriors and the Tartans in last Saturday's Section II Class A quarterfinal game in Scotia.
Flood's kick moved Mohona-sen (6-10-2) one step closer to repeating as Sectional champions something head coach Corey Gregg couldn't be part of last year while serving in Iraq with the National Guard. Instead, he heard about it from his brother Joshua, who filled in for Corey.
Any time you get good news from home, it can take your mind off of what's going on over there," said Corey Gregg. "Experiencing it first-hand is even better."
The Mighty Warriors would have won the game outright had Scotia-Glenville (7-5-5) not struck for the tying goal with 35 seconds left in the second half. The Tartans had a direct kick, so coach Chris Bailey moved his entire starting lineup into the penalty box. Goaltender Scott DiBiase headed the ball as it was about to go out of bounds and got it to Bryce Campbell, who headed the ball into the goal.
That was the last good scoring chance Scotia-Glenville had in the game. Mohonasen controlled the action through the two 15-minute overtime periods, but couldn't get anything past DiBiase.
"We came out very well [after allowing the tying goal]," said Gregg. "We had two chances to end the game in the first overtime and couldn't do it, and they didn't have any chances in both overtimes."
"We kind of held them off," said Bailey. "In the second overtime, we had the wind at our backs, but they controlled the tempo of the game."
The battle continued through penalty kicks. Each side made three of its attempts during the first five rounds of penalty kicks. Scotia-Glenville then hit its next two penalty kicks in sudden death, but Mohonasen answered each time before getting the winner from Flood.