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WCS Indians, Cooperstown Tie In OT

From the 23-yard line, Waterville senior Austin Hutchins lined up his show toward the goal.

With 90 seconds left to play in the second overtime, the Indians had a great chance to score and take the win at Brothertown Stadium over Cooperstown. The Indians received the gift when Waterville’s Rocco Padula went down hard on a push by the Hawkeyes too blatant to ignore.

As he does, Hutchins placed the ball where it needed to be, in this case, about 4 yards out from the goal and in a cluster of teammates. One of them - tough to tell in the muddle of purple and white jerseys trying for control - got a foot on it and sent it to the goal.

The ball came so close to going in before the Hawkeyes goalie nabbed it. Fifty-seven seconds later, the game ended in a scoreless tie.

As the last week of the regular season plays out this week, Waterville takes a record of 10 wins, two losses and a tie to try to better their playoff position. Seedings are announced Sunday.

Waterville plays three times this week and wins will…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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