Olympia loaded up the bus and traveled to Jacksonville to face the always tough Bartram Trail Bears. The bus ride didn’t seem to bother the Titans as they controlled the draw and worked their offense opening a 2-0 lead in the first 5 minutes. The Bears then scored 5 unanswered goals making Olympia pay for some sloppy play and many unforced errors. The Titans continued to struggle finding the net and getting stops and found themselves behind 4-8 with 6 minutes left in the half. At that point Olympia seemed to find some new energy and closed to within 2 ending the half behind 7-9.
The second half did not start well and Olympia once again found themselves in a 4 goal hole down 7-11 with 16 minutes left in the game. The Titans came alive the next 10 minutes; winning draws, creating turnovers and fighting for groundballs and fought back to tie the game at 12 with 6 minutes to go. In a wild last five minutes each team managed to score twice ending regulation tied 14-14. Olympia appeared to score the game winner with 54 seconds left in the game just needing to control one more draw. Olympia appeared to win the draw but it was awarded to the Bears due to an early entry infraction and the Bears tied it up on a FPS 20 seconds later. Sending the game to sudden victory OT.
The Titans won the first draw in OT and patiently moved the ball but could not get the ball past the Bear goalie who made one great save after another as she had the entire game. Katie Collier the Titan goalie also made several big stops sending the game into a second OT period. The second started just like the first and once again the Titans couldn’t get a shot past the Bear goalie. With time running down in the period May Cassidy found her sister Finley rolling the crease for a good shot once again the shot was deflected but Finley found her own rebound and tossed it over the goalie for the game winner with only 2 seconds left.
The Titans return to action Monday night 3/12 at Edgewater HS.
Anderson 3 GB
Byerly 1G 1GB
M. Cassidy 3G 4A 1DC 1GB 2CT
Keck 4GB 1CT
Paone 1GB 2CT
E. Collier 7G 2DC 4GB 2CT
F. Cassidy 4G 4A 16DC 1GB 4CT
K. Collier 6 saves