Camden Hills, Mt. Ararat fight to draw in boys soccer thriller
ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys soccer team hosted Mt. Ararat for what turned out to be a thriller of a contest Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Rockport.
Mt. Ararat scored in the first two minutes of the contest and held off a late Windjammer comeback to split the Heal Points in a tough KVAC "A" matchup.
The Eagles got on the board when Brady Merrill scored by getting his head on a throw-in.
Camden Hills didn't panic and took control of the game from the 20 minute mark onward but the Eagle defense stood tall.
With 10 minutes to play in the second half, the ball popped out to junior Quinn Riordan outside the penalty area and he hammered the ball into the back right-hand corner of the net.
The game would end in a draw and the teams played two five minute overtimes to no avail, settling for a draw 1-1.
The 'Jammers held a 12-6 edge in shots, each team had three corner kicks. Brian Leonard made five saves for Camden Hills while Jacob Fullerton had eight for Mt. Ararat.
The boys showed a lot of resilience tonight to come back and really take it to Ararat for long stretches of the game. I think we learned a lot tonight and will only continue to use these experiences to better ourselves and get ready for the next challenge.
Ryan Hurley is the coach of the Camden Hills varsity boys soccer team.