Turning point

The Cardinals played aggressively following the intermission and almost scored three minutes into the second half when freshman Andrew Armstrong’s shot on goal in front of the net hit the top crossbar.

Pompton Lakes’ defense contained Kinnelon’s attackers, while goalkeeper Ben Deyo recorded three saves for the clean sheet.

They said it

“It just kind of happened. I was going down the line. I didn’t want to go to the corner, so I looked up and Luke is usually there. I shot it right to him and he fired a great shot. At first I was wondering why he didn’t take a touch there when I passed it, but the ball went right in. This is definitely something we’ll never forget. With COVID and everything else going on and getting shut down in the beginning of the season, it’s just something to remember.” – Ekkers.

“I thought we had some great chances throughout the game, but I’ve seen some games slip away. Our styles were very different. They were a lot of long ball and counter-attack and we’re a possession team that likes to build and play the feet. When styles are that different it can be a challenging game. I said it at halftime that someone was going to hit a shot that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. I didn’t expect it with 58 seconds left. Pompton Lakes is a great community with a lot of great athletics. We’re close knit and we support each other. We have a chance now to step back and pause and realize how fortunate we were to have a season.” – Edgar