Bonner-Prendergast coach Jim Strandberg thought the worst when striker Alex Turner rolled his ankle in a 2-1 win over Marple Newtown Sept. 21. Judging by the reaction of the Friars' leading goalscorer, there was even a worry that there could be a fracture.
Turner, though, wasn't a big fan of the wait-and-see approach Strandberg pursued. He was back at practice Monday and did enough to convince Strandberg that he was good to go for Tuesday's game against Bishop McDevitt.
"I talked to him and said he would start but he needed to be honest with me about how he felt,' Strandberg said. "We evaluated it more after he warmed up and he seemed good to go.'
"Good' may have been an understatement, as Turner found the back of the net twice in a 2-0 win for Bonner-Prendie. Turner leads the team with five goals this season, and the Friars are on a five-game unbeaten run. o
It may have gotten lost in a deluge of Saturday football, but it's quite possible that the boys game of the year was played Saturday. (We'll provisionally give the girls title to Christian Academy's six-goal comeback for a 7-6 overtime win over Pilgrim Academy Sept. 19, but that's another story.)
Garnet Valley used a goal from Zach Wenger, his first of the season, with 19 seconds left to beat Springfield, 3-2.
Garnet Valley seemed set to carry a 2-0 lead into halftime thanks to a Justin Von Ahnen goal and a John Schwein penalty. But Springfield's Nick Jannelli got one back for the struggling Cougars 11 seconds before the stroke of halftime.
Jannelli appeared to have sent the game to overtime with two minutes to go in regulation with his second goal of the game, but Wenger spoiled the party, looping in a far-post goal from the edge of the penalty area with under 20 ticks to steal the points for Garnet Valley.
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