Fraser High defeats Warren De La Salle in overtime
By Thomas Franz
October 16, 2013
FRASER — After 80 minutes of scoreless play in regulation, Fraser High scored three times in overtime to defeat Warren De La Salle 3-1 in a district semifinal Oct. 16 at home.
Fraser forward Matt Lang scored with 3:27 left in the first overtime to put the Ramblers ahead. Lang buried a left-footed shot from right of the net and hooked it in on the far post.
De La Salle responded in the second overtime when Noah Hicks headed in a free kick from Tyler Garrison to tie the score at one with 5:56 left.
After De La Salle committed a foul inside the box, Fraser's Nathan East converted the penalty kick to give the Ramblers a 2-1 lead with 3:57 remaining.
"I just had a hunch, Nate is as cool as a cucumber, and I knew that he was going to go out there and hit his spot," Fraser coach Thaier Mukhtar said.
Lang scored again on a breakaway goal that was assisted by Justin Piccolo to seal the game.
De La Salle keeper Jake Townsley finished the night with 12 saves. The Pilots close their season with a 14-7-3 record.
Fraser (17-0-5) hosts Warren Cousino (3-14-2) in a district final at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at home.
About the author
Staff Writer Thomas Franz covers Macomb Township, Chippewa Valley Schools and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners for the Macomb Township Chronicle. He also covers sports primarily for the Shelby-Utica News. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and attended Michigan State University.
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