The Western Hills Wolverine boys soccer team pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Scott County Cardinals in a shootout Tuesday night in the first game of the Woodford County Invitational in Versailles.
The Wolverines needed a goal by Tyler Toncray with a minute and half remaining in the game to get to the shootout.
Once there, penalty kicks by Toncray, David Abell and Matt Vossmer sealed the victory as goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence stopped all three Scott County attempts.
The Wolverines and Cardinals played fairly even in the first half, until an unmarked Anthony Dilarco redirected a low cross from Alex Butt. Butt beat a Wolverine defender along the goal line to set up the score with five minutes left in the first half.
In the second half, Western Hills played with more urgency and had many good opportunities that either were saved by the Scott County goalkeeper Brent Roach, blocked by the Cardinal defense or were wide of goal.
With less than two minutes left, Dan Vossmer's throw-in from the left side found Matt Vossmer, who flicked the ball to Toncray. Toncray chested down the ball, turned and blasted a low shot just inside the left post to tie the score at 1-1, setting up the shootout, required in tournament play.
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