Northampton Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sabovic’s OT goal ends Kids season

Friday, November 2, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Sports

To quote Yogi Berra, “It was déjà vu all over again.”

The same teams, with the same seeds, the same field — and most importantly for Pleasant Valley — the same player with the game-winning goal.

Mirza Sabovic’s free kick goal at 12:35 of the second overtime lifted the Bears to a 2-1 win over Northampton in the quarterfinals of the District 11 Class 4A boys soccer tournament on Thursday.

Just two weeks ago, PV beat the Konkrete Kids by one goal in a shootout, with Sabovic scoring the game-winner in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament.

Boys fall to PV Bears

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Sports

The game took 80 minutes of regulation play, two 15 minute overtimes and five shootout penalty kicks before a winner was decided.

Mirza Sabovic’s shootout goal ended the marathon and gave Pleasant Valley a 1-0, shootout win over Northampton in an East Penn Conference quarterfinal boys’ soccer game.

The matchup featured school’s with excellent team speed. The Bears (14-3-1 and the fourth seed) dominated play and field position in the first half and held the fifth-seeded Kids to no shots on goal.