GROVE CITY, OH - The Trailblazers' Soccer team has been through a lot this season, and after continually working on different areas of their game, they were waiting to see their hard work come to fruition. Much to the joy of the players, the fruit of their labor finally arrived on Saturday evening as the men hosted the Eagles from Asbury. The excitement began with the team honoring its seniors before the action began. Overall, six seniors were honored, along with four players from the Lady Trailblazers' squad. Once the game began, the team got down to business early, scoring shortly before halftime to take a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal by Jon Perger. The Eagles responded, however, sending the teams to the locker room at halftime with a 1-1 score. In the second half, the game would remain at a stalemate, forcing overtime to settle the score. Just when it looked like it may take a second overtime to crown a winner, Josh Liedtke found Collin Hawke who then found the back of the net with only 20 seconds left.
"This was a much needed win for us. We have been working very hard and have been very organized defensively, we just needed to put the old ball in the net. Tonight we did that and got the win. I am very proud of these seniors. They get to walk away with being the first OCU team to beat Asbury. It was a great way to honor our seniors," said Head Coach Josh Murton. The team will now prepare for a matchup on the road against Midway this Thursday at 4:00 PM.
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