The season that had started on such a high note for the Boyertown boys soccer team with a slew of wins came to an end in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA playoffs, Tuesday night, with Unionville winning on penalty kicks on the Indians field.
With the score tied at 2-2 after regulation time, Unionville topped Boyertown 4-3 on penalty kicks to pull out the district win and move on, while the Bears closed out their year. That made it all the more frustrating for the Bears who tied the game late to force the overtime sessions.
Then again, Unionville was the higher seed at 12th, with Boyertown coming in seeded 21st.
But those always aggressive Bears made it a fight.
Unionville got on the board first in the opening half, but Brad Strouse tied it before the break on an assist by Matt Hudson to make it 1-1 at halftime.
The Indians again scored first in the second half to go up but one, but Wes Fox tied it for the Bears, on an assist by Strouse, with nine minutes left to play.
Bears goalie Tim Lawler did his job, keeping the Indians off the board for the rest of regulation to push it into overtime.
However, the Indians evenutally pulled out the win.
Lawler recorded eight saves and the Indians outshot the Bears 10-5.
"It was a wonderful game, We just, unfortunately, didn't put enough PKs in to win the game,' said disappointed Bears veteran head coach Scott Didyoung. "It was just and excellent, hard-fought game. "But, yes, it hurts.'