Bond scores 6 seconds into OT to give Badgers win
After a back-and-forth battle, Wisconsin erased a late surge by Indiana to secure their first GRLC-victory of the season. Faceoff specialist Noah Bond (Owings Mills, Md. – Boys’ Latin) scored just six seconds into overtime to lead the Badgers to victory.
Junior attackman Ryan Macgregor (Plymouth, Minn. – Wayzata HS) tallied three goals on the day, bringing his MCLA career point total to 101. Junior midfielder Kevin Anderson (Plymouth, Minn. – Armstrong HS) and sophomore attackman Clayton Hollowell (Brookfield, Wis. – Brookfield Central) each added two goals for the Badgers.
Junior defensemen Bret Williams (Plymouth, Minn. – Wayzata HS) was awarded the game ball for his stellar defensive play.
Another bright spot for the Badgers was the return of several key players from injury. Junior defenseman Andrew Goelz (Shorewood, Wis – Shorewood HS), freshman attackman Ethan Farris (Montclair, N.J. – Montclair HS) and senior midfielder James Adams (Natick, Mass. – Natick HS) were back on the field for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin met the Hoosiers at Nike Park in Naperville, Ill. The game was well attended by fans of both teams.
The Badgers took an early lead, but after a slow second quarter Wisconsin trailed 6-4 heading into halftime.
Several key adjustments made by coach Jaron Klopstein helped Wisconsin reclaim the lead. With just over nine minutes remaining, the Badgers held a 9-7 advantage. Indiana was able to even the score with under a minute remaining to send the game into overtime.
Bond won the overtime’s opening faceoff, taking the fast break into the Indiana zone and scoring. The 10-9 victory was Wisconsin’s third consecutive win over the Hoosiers.
Thank you to all those who made it out to the game. This Friday night (March 30), Wisconsin will host the defending MCLA division II champion, Davenport Panthers. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wis.
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