Holly — The Holly varsity boys soccer team found itself dominating the Kearsley Hornets in possession for huge chunks of the game Monday night.
However, the Hornets remained tough and pushed the Bronchos all night long. Holly eventually came out with a tough but well deserved 2-1 victory at home.
Holly particularly dominated possession in the opening half, and it quickly resulted in a nice goal. Ben Gramer sent a throw-in into the box and Nick Rees got his foot on it to redirect it into the goal for a 1-0 Holly lead.
Holly continued with the pressure and had plenty of other scoring chances during the first half, but were unable to score again. Then, it looked like the Hornets were going to tie the game up when the Bronchos were whistled for a foul in the box, resulting in a Kearsley PK. However, Mitchell Tiell dove to his side and made the save on the PK attempt, keeping Holly up 1-0.
It ended up being a huge save because with about 30 seconds left in the half, Kearsley tied the game with a goal. The squads were tied 1-1 at the half.
Holly took the lead early in the second half. Jase Cabatingan drove with the ball down the right side and crossed it in the box. The Kearsley keeper got his hands on it, but didn’t control it, enabling Jase VanTassel to pound the ball into the net from about five yards out.
That ended up being the game-winning goal as Holly earned the 2-1 victory, improving to 2-2 in Metro play.
Holly travels to Linden today.