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Boys' Soccer All Tied Up This Week

Early strike knots up archrival Winchester while Reading's hard work earns a tie.

Belmont High School Boys' Head Coach Peter Guellnitz "loved" how the last goal of the game was scored in Belmont's tussle with Reading: a scrabble in front of the net, a shot that hit the post and a player rushing at the ball and hitting it into the back of the goal off his knee. Just the type of "ugly" goal Guellnitz appreciates.

"He just wanted it more then everyone else," said Guellnitz.

Unfortuantly, it was Reading's Jackson Conroy who scored with 8 minutes remaining in the game to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Marauders Friday, Sept. 21, at Harris Field.

Conroy's effort nullified Ben Giber's rocket of a shot off a rebound the beat Rocket's goalkeep Nathan Terry seven minutes into the second half to give the Marauders the lead. 

Despite the draw, Guellnitz said he was happy with the tie "because we did a lot of good things in this game. We owned 80 percent of the field but we needed to be a little more assertive in front of the goal."

"(This tie) is better then squeaking through," said Guellnitz.

The Marauders came into the game having taken a point from archrival Winchester on Tuesday as Andrew Strawbridge's tally 12 minutes into the game gave Belmont an away 1-1 tie.

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