Ridgway boys soccer falls in overtime

Ridgway boys soccer lost 2-1 in overtime against the Smethport Hubbers Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School. On a wet and rainy afternoon, neither team could get much going in the first half and the teams went into the half scoreless. The Hubbers would add a goal as the second half would get under way. Ridgway's lone goal came with around 18 minutes remaining in the half. Bryce Dias was able to set up Luke Bobby and Bobby was able to pass the ball gently into the net for the equalizer at 1-1. The two teams went into overtime but the extra session lasted a little less than a minute as a Smethport shot was deflected up under the crossbar for the game winning goal for the Hubbers. "It's a big problem of ours with us breaking down that one second," Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. "We were that close. We got a good bunch of guys, we got a heck of a lot of talent there. I really thought we were going to go out there and get that last goal. They played their hearts out being a man down."Bobby was listed as having five shots on goal. Peter Pontzer had six shots on goal and Nate Porter finished with three as did Justin Kinkead. Bryce Dias had one shot on goal. Ridgway goalkeeper Robbie Byrd finished with 23 saves for the Elkers. Ridgway drops to 2-4 on the season. The Elkers opened the season with a 7-1 loss at Port Allegany and followed with a 3-2 defeat at the Elk County Tournament over Redbank Valley. The Elkers won 3-2 in overtime against St. Marys the next day and won 6-1 at Kane on Sept. 11. In the Kane game, Bobby and Kyle Jacobs each had two goals. Dustin Cowan and Dominick Cristini each had one goal. Bobby was credited with three assists, Jacobs had two and Kinkead had one. Ridgway lost 2-0 at Coudersport last Thursday. "I think we're progressing well," Voss said. "They're playing well as a team. They're definitely making some strides."Ridgway is scheduled to host Curwensville at 11 a.m. Saturday.