Boys Soccer

Blazers fall to Shalom in OT

Shalom Christian scored a goal about midway through overtime Tuesday and defeated the Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers 2-1 Tuesday in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys soccer game.

The Blazers (4-2-1, 4-2 MDCC) trailed 1-0 at halftime after Shalom (5-1 MDCC) scored a goal late in the first half. They tied it in the second half when Cort Stouffer nailed a free kick into the net after Sam Hepler had been fouled just outside the box.

In the overtime, the Blazers controlled the action and had several chances to put in the winning goal, but Shalom broke free and booted in the deciding score.

“As always our game with Shalom was exciting — overtime with loads of chances to finish the game,” Blazers coach Stan Hott said. “We have come a long way from six weeks ago. The team had its first real test last night, and while the score does not show it, I feel the team did a great job.

“We made two mistakes, and both of them cost us a goal. We will learn from those mistakes and be better for the next game. Finlay Smith did another great job controlling the midfield and has been a huge help getting us into scoring situations.”