HUGHESVILLE - After playing two exhausting halves, the Midd-West Mustangs and No. 1 seeded Warrior Run could not decide a winner so the two played another overtime and half of a second before deciding a winner in the District 4 Class AA boys soccer playoff game Saturday night at Hughesville High School.
After a marathon, Warrior Run picked up a second overtime goal by Austin Bower with 9:27 left to pick up the 1-0 win over a spunky Midd-West team.
It was the play of the Mustangs that caught the attention of the fans as it was obvious that the team left everything on the field before falling to the top seed.
"They had everything against them tonight. They're playing against the number one seeded and undefeated team and we definitely proved that we belonged here tonight. I think we deserve to get our spoils from this to. It just didn't happen," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said.
Midd-West led in the shots on goal and corner categories with a 16-7 and 7-4 margin, respectively.
Warrior Run was led by goalie Jason McWilliams who collected 10 saves in the extended contest while Midd-West's keeper Austin Hockenbrock scooped up two.
From the very beginning, both teams proved that they were both bringing their A-game as both teams took turns taking the ball up and down the field.
In the first half, the Mustangs were able to get shots as they tallied six while Warrior Run took three shots.
As the second half got underway, both teams turned their game up a notch as the game got more intense and physical.
Both team's defenses took control and made the stops when it needed to, forcing the game into its first overtime period.
When regulation expired, Midd-West led overwhelmingly in shots by a 13-6 margin. However, neither team were able to put any shots in.
In the first overtime, Midd-West was able to pushed the ball down into the Defenders back-third and force three shots, two of which just missed going in for the victory. But it wasn't to be on this night.
Bower put the game to rest around the nine-minute mark of the second overtime, squeezing a shot that squeaked in between Hockenbrock and the pole, ending it at 1-0.