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Eagles make history in OT win

Cosby High School senior Robert Lehman (at right) celebrates with Hernan Don-Salazar after Tuesday evening’s Region 1-A/AA quarterfinal game with Graginer High School.
Published: 4:34 PM, 05/09/2013 Last updated: 4:34 PM, 05/09/2013

Author: Caleb Chrisman
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-The Cosby soccer team made history on Tuesday evening.

The Eagles knocked off Grainger 4-3 in overtime to win its first ever postseason game in the Region 1-A/AA quarterfinals.

Senior Kyle Stanton scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute, and the Eagles held off a scrappy Grizzlies squad in the final minutes of the extra period.

With the win, the Eagles advance to the Region 1-A/AA semifinals where they will travel and face Greeneville next Tuesday.

“Tonight is a special night for the guys, and a special night for the program,” Cosby head coach Dan Schreder said. “I wish soccer carried more weight in the county, but I think it’s a sport that’s gaining a little bit of popularity. Hopefully we can continue that going forward.

“Maybe there was a youngster in the crowd tonight saying ‘Hey, I saw Cosby win a big game.’ And that means a lot towards growing a sport in the county. But tonight was a special night for the boys and it was monumental for our program.”

For the full story, see the May 9 edition of the Newport Plain Talk. 

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