Fraser, WarrenOctober 16, 2013
Fraser High defeats Warren De La Salle in overtime
By Thomas Franz
C & G Sports Writer
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.