wild-card games to determine which two teams advanced to today's
Despite the effort, TeWinkle's point total was one less than
either Harbor Day or Carden Hall, which both moved on.
TeWinkle lost to Killybrooke, 3-2, Thursday, but Coach George
Gutierrez said his team controlled the tempo in that game, much the
same way Friday's contest unfolded.
"The kids did awesome," Gutierrez said. "[Liedtke] is a strong
goalkeeper and the strength lies in our defense and forwards. We were
able to rotate lots of players on defense."
Ironically it was the TeWinkle defense that gave the Andersen
Dolphins their only goal, with two minutes remaining.
A free kick from 20 yards out landed inside the six-yard box and
deflected off a TeWinkle defender into the net.
A TeWinkle defender, already beat on a break, pushed Andersen's
Parker Stone in the back to set up the kick.
Andersen, though, didn't have enough time to ride any hint of
momentum before the whistle sounded.
The Dolphins had their chances to tie in the second half.
Brian Ford, up from his sweeper spot, burst around the midfielders
before steering near the top of the 18-yard box, where he sent a shot
that made Liedtke dive to his right near the far post to make the
Ford later got loose for another break and drew a penalty shot
when he was tripped from behind in the 18-yard box.
Ford's ensuing blast hit the crossbar and TeWinkle quickly
countered with a 4-on-0 break.
Ricky Gomez sent a bullet from about 10 yards out that Andersen
goalkeeper Emery Molnar knocked down with both hands, causing a
momentary sigh of relief from the Andersen crowd.
But seconds later TeWinkle forced a corner kick that Villafuerte
booted inside the left post for a 2-0 lead.
Andersen plugged along, but just couldn't chisel through a tight
Andersen's midfielders and defenders sent clearing passes to
speedy Randall Stone along one sideline while Parker Stone patrolled
the opposite side of the field.
In one second-half transition, Nelson broke past the defense as a
clearing pass headed his way, but the official whistled Andersen for
Andersen defenders Evan Dean and Beau Attyah made subsequent
steals to ignite attacks, but TeWinkle stopped those charges.
TeWinkle forwards Gomez, Villafuerte and Isael Villafana set up
numerous sets, but Andersen's defense held strong with Max Muelhauser
Andersen Coach Dan Ford barked praised his team's collective
"It is the only opportunity all year for these kids to represent
their school," Ford said.