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South Western coach Clayton Wilcox better not be too attached to his hairstyle.
After the Mustangs upset a previously unbeaten York Suburban team Saturday night in the opening round of the YAIAA boys' soccer tournament, the players were chanting for the Mohawk he had promised them before the 2-1 victory.
Perhaps he was looking for the haircut all along, though.
"I knew they are a good team, but I don't think it was an upset," Wilcox said. "I know we are a good team too."
The Mustangs showed it on Saturday.
They netted the first goal when Lucas Small fielded a cross from Justin Zinneman. Small quickly punched it into the net in the 10th minute.
"We were the underdogs. No one thought we were going to beat Suburban, but we came out and did what we had to do," junior David Penarrieta said.
And they went ahead for good in the 61st minute, when Penarrieta got whatever piece of his upper body he could on the ball, just enough to pop it over the goaltender. Penarrieta said the ball connected with his head and his shoulder.
"When you get down there in front of the goal and sometimes you just try to get a piece of it, try to get it back on frame and hope," Wilcox said.
And get a little luck, too.
At least that is what worked for Suburban's lone goal in the 41st minute.
South Western goaltender Adam Alton leaped and grabbed Andrei Kin's header at its highest point, but when he landed hard on the ground, the ball popped out of his hands and rolled backward into the goal.
"Sometimes you get a lucky bounce like that," Wilcox said. "Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you get unlucky. Adam made a great play on the ball and it just bounced out. We've had that happen in our favor and against us this year."
Silver linings aren't exactly what the Trojans wanted to hear after suffering their first loss of the season, but as nice as advancing would be in the YAIAA tournament would be, district play begins for them next week.
"I told the guys this is bonus time," Suburban coach Tony Kowalewski said. "It would have been great to win a couple and maybe win the whole thing, but we were 16-0 in the regular season. We still have that in our pocket. This was a tough game. We knew it would be a tough game and we had opportunities to win."
South Western -- 1 1 -- 2
York Suburban -- 1 0 -- 1
First Half -- 1. SW, Lucas Small (Justin Zinneman), 29:36; 2. YS, Andrei Kin (Zach Landis, 8:28.
Second Half -- 3. SW, David Penarrieta (Justin Zinneman), 19:57
Shots On Goal -- SW 8, YS 6.
Corners -- SW 6, YS 4.
Goalies -- SW, Adam Alton 5 saves, YS, Ryan Meyers 6.
--- Dallastown 4, Biglerville 1: At York Suburban, Biglerville's Nate Fox scored the game's first goal off Cole Herzing's assist, but Dallastown rallied for a 3-1 halftime lead and eventual victory in the quarterfinal round of the YAIAA tournament.
The Wildcats gained goals from Jake Mitchell, Brent Batory, Noah Brockway and Edward Bills. Dallastown held edges of 9-7 in shots on goal and 8-3 in penalty corners. Tim Miller got the save in goal with two saves.
at York Suburban
DALLASTOWN 4, BIGLERVILLE 1
Biglerville -- 1 0 -- 1
Dallastown -- 3 1 -- 4
First Half -- 1. Big, Nate Fox (Cole Herzing), 36:14; 2. Dt, Jake Mitchell (Tim Faust), 30:43; 3. Dt, Brent Batory, 27:58; 4. Dt, Noah Brockway, 8:30.
Second Half -- 5. Dt, Edward Bills, 35:56.
Shots On Goal -- Big 7, Dt 9.
Corners -- Big 3, Dt 8.
Goalies -- Big, Gerry Lua (5 saves); Dt, Tim Miller (2 saves).
--- Central York 2, West York 1: Shawn Morrison scored on a pass from Conor Thornton with 1:26 remaining to give the Panthers the victory at Dover High School.
Erik Rishel gave Central a 1-0 halftime lead with an assist from Trevor Smith. Michael Thomas evened the score for the Bulldogs with 6:11 left in the second half.
Chris Snowadsky had 10 saves for the Panthers. West York goalkeeper Brad Wood finished with seven saves.
at Dover H.S.
CENTRAL 2, WEST YORK 1
West York -- 0 1 -- 1
Central -- 1 1 -- 2
First Half -- 1. CY, Erik Rishel (Trevor Smith), 22:50.
Second Half -- 2. WY, Michael Thomas, 6:11; 3. CY, Shawn Morrison (Conor Thornton), 1:26.
Goalies -- West York, Brad Wood (7 saves); Central York, Chris Snowadsky (10 saves).