Metea Valley boys soccer faces off against Oswego in the Regional Semifinals where the Mustangs take the victory in an absolute thriller. This highlight is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
Boys soccer playoffs are under way with the Regional Semifinals at Batavia High School. Metea Valley boys soccer comes in as the 10 seed looking to get back to the Regional Final taking on the seventh seeded Oswego Panthers.
Mustangs are on the attack. Riley McCann fires it in and the bouncing ball finds Colin Bastianoni who somehow guides it to the net as he loses his balance. Talk about great concentration as that gives Metea a 1-0 lead.
Here come the Mustangs again and the ball finds Bastianoni again as he looks for his second goal, but is tripped up. That draws a whistle.
Penalty kick time for the senior and he’s got it. Metea takes a 2-0 lead.
However, the action is just getting started. Panthers are threatening as the ball rolls to Daniel Avila and he puts some air underneath this kick to find the net. Goose egg is off the board cutting the deficit to one heading into the break.
Oswego now in for their own penalty kick and Avila easily drills it. His second goal of the game ties it up at two.
Now the Panthers want the lead. Joe Walters finds a running John Rodriguez who’s Johnny on the spot and he makes a beautiful chip shot to find the back of the net. They take the lead.
Mustangs are down, but not out especially when Bastianoni is on the field. He rebounds Erick Mena’s miss and scores his third goal on the night, which ties it up at three.
Oswego looks to regain the lead but Mustang goalie Oscar Mejia is there to shut the door on any opportunity. We head to extra time tied at three.
Extra Time 1st Half
In the first half of extra time, it’s Metea’s Daniel Wilkinson with the ball. He gives it a shot from 15 yards out and it’s a goal for the Mustangs.
Extra Time 2nd Half
They hold Oswego scoreless in the second half of extra time and that gives them the win 4-3 advancing to the Regional Final against Oswego East.
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