Skaneateles boys soccer wins twice in OT

Lakers survive tough battles with Chittenango, Marcellus

The Mustangs’ 2-1 halftime lead didn’t last long, either, as just 14 seconds into the second half Higman’s shot glanced off a Marcellus defender into the net. And it would stay even through the rest of a tense second half.

This was the fifth time Skaneateles had gone to OT this season, and it was 2-0-2 so far. Through most of the two 10-minute periods, Marcellus, in a defensive mode, turned away all of the Lakers’ chances, and another draw looked imminent.

Just 1:32 before it ended, Clymer knocked down a clearance attempt by the Mustangs, settled it and fired a shot just inside the left post that eluded Brown and won it for the Lakers.

And all this led to Tuesday’s big trip to Westhill, who gave the Lakers its lone defeat of the season, 1-0, early in September.

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