Jupiter Defeats Lake Highland Prep in OT 8-7

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Updated: February 24, 2013
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Photo by Marcia Scheele

Photo by Marcia Scheele

What a game! A beautiful central Florida Saturday afternoon provided the backdrop for the first ever matchup of these two teams. After a strong first half by the Warriors, the Highlanders fought back, leading to some back and forth scoring and a 7-7 tie at the end of regulation. Jupiter scored in overtime for the 8-7 win.

Jupiter controlled the first quarter, with the first goal by James Holdt, unassisted. Its defense got the ball back and Daniel Soviero scored with an assist by Jesse Foertmeyer. Near the end of the first, Lars Coughlin brought the score to 3-0 with another assist by Jesse Foertmeyer. Ben Yetman closed out the quarter with a goal assisted by Zach Crotty. Jupiter’s defense played great and goalie Viper Scheele had six saves. Goalie Adam Sawicki had five saves for the Highlanders.

Lake Highland scored first in the second quarter, with a goal by Clay Phillips assisted by Billy Roll. James Holdt had another goal for Jupiter, unassisted, to close out the scoring for a 5-1 lead at halftime. Both defenses and goalies played well in the second quarter, as the two teams battled back and forth.

Lake Highland came out strong in the third quarter, with the first goal by Devon Lewis, unassisted. Ryan Johnson added another unassisted goal for the Highlanders, followed by a Jupiter goal by Jesse Foertmeyer with an assist by Craig Coughlin. Near the end of the third, Lake Highland scored two quick goals, the first by Billy Roll, unassisted, and the second by Clay Phillips with an assist by Billy Roll. The defensive and goalie battles continued, with Jupiter leading 6-5 at the end of three quarters.

Jupiter opened the fourth with another unassisted goal by James Holdt for the hat trick. Lake Highland fought back, with another goal by Billy Roll, assisted by Clay Phillips, and then the final goal of regulation by Will Wolfson, assisted by Billy Roll. With the scored tied 7-7, the defenses and goalies took over, with no score for the last six and a half minutes of the fourth quarter.

Both teams were fired up for overtime and ready to go. Brandon Scheele took the faceoff for Jupiter and then at 2:24, Daniel Soviero scored the winning goal, unassisted.

Both defenses played very well throughout the game. For the Warriors, Shane Bogue had 8 ground balls and 2 takeaways, Connor Alexander had 5 ground balls and 1 takeaway, Braylon Sampson had 4 ground balls and 1 takeaway and John Flanary had 2 ground balls and one takeaway. In goal, Viper Scheele had 17 saves. For the Highlanders, Ryan Johnson had 5 ground balls, Casey Irish had 3 ground balls and Jackson Bowen had 2 ground balls and a takeaway. Goalie Adam Sawicki also had 17 saves.

Both teams left everything on the field in this great early season contest. Lake Highland Prep provided food and refreshments after the game and the teams, coaches and parents had a chance to spend some time together before Jupiter loaded the bus for the trip home.