Boys Varsity Soccer · Midway’s late surge pushes past Temple 4-3

The Midway Panthers used two goals scored a minute apart with less tha 7 minutes remaining to push pash Temple 4-3 on Friday night at Woodson Field.

The match played in freezing temperatures and intermittent sleet falling saw the Wildcats play a strong first half as the Wildcats led the Panthers by as much as 3-1 in the first half.

Temple jumped out early on the Panthers as Luis Rojas’ assist set up Abraham Guzman for the first goal of the game at the 5th minute mark. Midway answered 2 minutes later on a penalty kick to tie the match at 1-1.

The Wildcats regained the lead at the 23rd minute as David Karr’s free kick from 40 yards out was put in goal by James Clardy giving Temple 2-1 lead.

Clardy extended the Wildcat lead to 3-1 with 4 minutes remaining in the first half on an assist from Jonathan Peralta. However, Midway responded with a goal a minute later cutting the Wildcat lead to 3-2 at the half.

Temple found themselves having difficulty on the offensive end in the second half and was strong defensively before back to back goals gave Midway the lead late in the contest.

The loss dropped Temple to 2-3-2 in district play as the Cats look to rebound on Tuesday as the travel to Copperas Cove to take on the Bulldawgs at 7:30.