The Clinton boys varsity soccer team won against Sherburne-Earlville last week in a 2-1 thriller that was in doubt going into the final minutes.
It was a tense, defensive battle as both goalies played exceptionally well in giving their teams a chance to win. Clinton's offense took control of the game from the start and most of the opening minutes were played in front of the Sherburne goal as their defense desperately made plays to disrupt Clinton while they were attempting shots.
Clinton improved to 7-0 with wins over Canastota and General Brown as well.
Clinton's Seamus Gale got the first shot on goal for the Warriors but it was saved. Clinton kept up the pressure and almost got a crucial goal early when the Sherburne goalie let the ball slip through his hands on a shot from Daniel Frank. The goalie dove back and saved the ball before it could roll into the goal.
Clinton's Ethan Carr was subbed out of the game after eight minutes when he started limping on the field. Carr instigated much of Clinton's offense deep in Sherburne's zone and would return after several minutes.
When Carr was out of the game, Sherburne started to gain noticeable offensive momentum. They got their first shot on goal a few minutes later and came up...