Spartans fall to Patriots in extra time, 3-2

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 11:14 PM

Kerr-Vance led Faith Christian 2-1 late in Tuesday’s match, but the Patriots leveled with about seven minutes to play before winning in extra time, 3-2.

For Spartans’ head coach Devon Honeywell, losing a lead is becoming an all too familiar sight.

“We had the upper hand,” said Honeywell. “It has been going on for three games now. We do not know how to win a game. We’re in front three occasions now and we allow a team to come back.”

KVA dropped to 3-4-2 overall.

Faith’s Dustin Hendricks ripped a left-footed rebound shot by KVA goalkeeper Jordan Smith to equalize.

Smith came up with a big stop of a Harrison Mosley shot with 20 seconds to play before regulation ended with the two sides tied at 2.

Mosley scored three and a half minutes into the first extra time period, slipping a ball past Smith for the winner.

“It’s not really so much that they can’t move the ball around and get goals,” Honeywell said of his team. “It’s just how to stay strong mentally and keep leads and stuff like that.”

Faith scored early in the first half on a penalty kick before Sam Fuquay scored for the Spartans.

Jordan Hogge was taken down in the box in the 50th minute, earning a KVA penalty that Joseph Burnette chipped in to the right of the Patriots’ goalie, into the side netting to give KVA the lead.

The Spartans host Parrott Academy Friday.

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