After falling behind Wausau East 3-0 early in the second half, things weren’t looking good for the Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) boys soccer team Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Panthers used a goal on a penalty kick from senior Marc Renfert to pull within 3-1 at the 56:38 mark, but still trailed 3-1 with just over 10 minutes left at Scaffidi Field at the Portage County Youth Soccer Complex.
However, juniors Cristian McDonald and Neil Cyran each had a goal to tie the game at 3-3 with 3:54 left in regulation, and senior Chia Yang came through with a goal with 21 seconds left to lift SPASH to an improbable 4-3, come-from-behind victory over last year’s Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC) Champion.
“Our team just didn’t give up second half,” said Yang. “They didn’t let me play first half because I was injured, but I convinced coach to put me in.
“I just wanted to go in because I was not going to miss this night,” said Yang.