St. Joseph battles New Boston to tie

Published 1:48 am Friday, October 3, 2008

When opportunity knocks, you’d better open the door.

The St. Joseph Flyers heard opportunity knock Thursday, but the Flyers had trouble getting the door open all the time as they battled the New Boston Tigers to a 3-3 tie in a non-league soccer game.

“We had numerous opportunities to put the game away, but it just wasn’t our day,” said Flyers coach Dan Blair.

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“All in all, the defense, led by keeper Joe Unger and Chad Harvey, played well.”

The Flyers had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but a goal attempt by Levi Hopkins was saved when it bounced off the head of New Boston’s goal keeper.

After New Boston scored first, St. Joseph came back to take the lead on a pair of goals by Payton Blair in a two-minute span.

The Tigers tied the game to start the second half, but Michael Pina scored to put the Flyers back in front. New Boston tied the game 3-3 with three minutes to play.

St. Joseph (10-1-2) visits Northwest at 6 p.m. Monday and closes out the regular season with a home match next Thursday against Greenup County, Ky.