Kendall nipped in PK shootout in semis
In a marathon battle, No. 4 seed Keshequa nipped No. 1 Kendall 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout this evening in a Section V Class C2 semifinal game at Spencerport.
Deadlocked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, the two teams then battled to a scoreless draw through two 15 minute overtime periods setting the stage for the deciding penalty kick shootout.
Each team scored on four of five shots in the first round of penalty kicks as Jake Adams, Will Condo, Cody Travis and Justin Barrett took turns tallying for Kendall.
Keshequa then opened the second round of penalty kicks with a goal and this time Kendall was unable to match the tally earning the Indians the narrow win.
Keshequa had grabbed a 1-0 lead on a goal by Tim Fanaro with 9:53 to go in the first half.
Kendall goalie Riley Reis made several good saves in the opening half to keep the Indians from scoring again including a big stop of a line shot from close range.
Kendall did battle back to knot the contest at 1-1 when Condo scored just 6:38 into the second half. On the play, Condo, after firing an initial shot which the Keshequa goalie was unable to hold onto, alertly rammed home the rebound shot for the equalizer.
Reis made a key sliding save early in the half to keep the Indians from tallying again.
Later in the half Kendall just missed on a direct kick attempt and had another shot sail just high. Then in the overtime, the Eagles had a shot rattle off the post setting the stage for the deciding penalty kick shootout.
Kendall finishes the season at 15-0-4 while Keshequa advances to C2 finals with a 16-2-1 record.