Saturday, November 4, 2017
Bay wins with a strong finish. Bay outshot Elida 7-0 in the first half and came away with a 1-0 advantage. The goal was a cracker from Evan Taylor with 5 minutes to go.
Early in the half Bay had a goal called back for offsides on a restart that the keeper spilled out and CUJO jumped on. Later in the half MacMillan had a nice header off the bar. The second half was more of the same until a ball clipped in the box on a restart from midfield found the foot of Jack Graham for the goal of the night a blast off his left foot found the back of his own net. Bay struggled to get a hold of the ball for the next 15 minutes. The game was very choppy and finally we found feet on a nice counter attack. Colin MacMillan made up for his early shot off the bar with a technical finish with his left foot that found the back of the net. It got Ugly fast Noah Beck was slipped in with a well timed ball the found Noah just in the box for goal number 3. Not to be out Done Kevin Joyce scorers his second playoff goal with a great touch past the defender and again tucked away neatly like it was his job. The boys scored 5 and won 4-1. The back line stopped another team with over a 100 goals on the season. Jacks Graham Sam Nortz And Big Ben closed the door on Elida while Brent Hull stopped everything Elida had, he just could stop his own team.
Next up State Semi Final. Aurora at Strongesville Wednesday night at 7:00. Bay will be in Blue.
This was the 17 Regional Championship for Bay and 5 out last 6 years.