Boys Soccer

Blazers, Grace battle to 1-1 tie

Down 1-0 late in the game, the Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers knocked in a last-minute goal and tied Grace Academy 1-1 Tuesday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference soccer game.

Grace broke a scoreless tie early in the second half when Isai Molina directed in a pass from Luke Hartman after a corner kick.

The game seemed destined to end that way until Kenneth Hott sent a shot into the goal with less than two minutes to play. Josh Rowe was credited with the assist for the Blazers (3-3-2, 2-1-2 MDCC).

The teams then battled through two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods.

“We played well, (but) we did not start playing as a unit until late in the game,” Blazers coach Stan Hott said. “Once we start playing as a unit for a complete game, we will be tough to beat. Caleb Eckert [normally a defensive player] stepped up and played attacking mid and made a huge impact on our offense.”

Blazers goalie Jack Gabler made 20 saves. Grace goalkeeper Isaac Klick recorded 18 saves, including several tough stops in the late stages of the game.