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Guevara Goal Gives Madill Boys Soccer Club Comeback Win Thursday Night on Alumni Field

posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:34 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Apr 3, 2015, 10:24 AM ]
What started as a stalemate, the Madill-Newcastle boys soccer match ended with a quick rush of Madill momentum as freshman Jose Guevara headed in the game-winning goal with three seconds left for a 3-2 thrilling comeback win for the Wildcats at Alumni Field Thursday night.
The squads played to a 0-0 tie by the end of the first half. The Racers revved up their offense and accounted for two goals, one at the 29:15 mark of the second half and the other came 1:02 minutes later at the 28:13 mark. The 2-0 lead had the Racers thinking the finish line to this match was near. But, Madill kept its motor running and didn't let off the gas even though they fell behind. The first spark came on the first of two Carlos Torres' tallies with 17:26 left as he his kick found the back of the net. An astonishing save was made by the Newcastle goalie with 3:55 remaining in the match to maintain the 2-1 edge for the Racers. Arturo Guevara became like a brick wall in the final minutes of the second half and turned away every Newcastle try at the net for 28 minutes. With every offensive rush, the 'Cats seemed to get closer and closer to scoring. One rush ended with four players crumpled up at or near the goal line in front of the net with 2:44 to go. That collision gave Torres a penalty kick opportunity and forced the Racers to send in another goalie. The Madill senior made quick work of the replacement by tightening the twine with his kick and tied the match, 2-2.
The game-winning goal came from the combined effort of Gerardo Valles, Sergio Gallardo and Guevara. Valles gently fed the pass to Gallardo,  Gallardo punched the ball into the air with his left foot as he was falling to the turf and the ball floated across the mouth of the goal from the left to the right. Guevara stayed in perfect position for the redirect off of his head and chest and bounced the ball home for the goal.
However, the Madill girls fell 2-0 to the Newcastle club. They are set to travel to Bridge Creek tomorrow night (April 3).





Watch game-tying & game-winning goals from Thursday night's boys match
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