Injury-ravaged St. Joseph knew that its best shot to climb back into the postseason picture would be to defeat section mates Aquinas Academy on Saturday. But after storming out to a 2-0 lead, Aquinas battled back to tie the match, before sealing a 3-2 victory in overtime.
"Not to say we're completely out of it, but we have to win-out and beat Riverview, Springdale, West Shamokin," St. Joseph coach Matt Skoda said. "It's uphill battle. Had to tell the team to keep their heads up, played well enough to win. Nothing goalie could do about any of them."
The loss was an especially bitter pill to swallow for the Spartans, who've battled through numerous tough breaks throughout the season.
"At any given time, we've had up to five starters injured," Skoda said. Two of those starters, junior Kade Kenyan and freshman Vincenzo Schiano di Cola, were lost for the season from early stages.