The section title was out of reach, but the Deer Lakes boys soccer team still had a chance to make a late-season statement in a section showdown against Shady Side Academy. The Indians were 12-2 overall and a perfect 11-0 in Class AA Section 2. They had already clinched the section title and were ranked No. 3 in Class AA. But none of that mattered on Thursday night when they ran into a red hot Lancers team.
Riding a five-game unbeaten streak, Deer Lakes surprised Shady Side Academy with a 2-1 win at Highmark Stadium in Station Square. Joe Dillner and Matt McCausland scored for Deer Lakes to help the Lancers spring the upset and improve to 11-2-3 overall and 8-2-2 in the section. Deer Lakes will now enter the playoffs as the second place team from Section 2.