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South wins third straight

September 12, 2009|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN - Ben Stone started the game in goal for the South Hagerstown boys soccer team on Saturday.

He finished the game with the only goal.

Stone scored in the final minute of the match to give South its third straight win, a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Grace Academy at Grace.

Stone scored on a goal from the right side on an assist by midfielder Tucker Tennant to keep the game from going into overtime.

"The ball just bounced around and it came to me," Stone said. "I saw an open corner and I put it in there. We have beaten Grace every year since I have been playing. I didn't want to lose to them in my senior year."

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Stone, who is listed on South's roster as an attacker, was the Rebels' starting goalkeeper, but was relieved by Will Carroll after taking a foot to the head while making a save midway through the first half.

Stone took a quick breather, stripped off his goalkeeper's jersey and re-entered the game as an attacker.

Caleb Serafini nearly put Grace ahead in the 73rd minute, but Carroll made a diving save to his right for South (3-1).

"Whenever I dove, I didn't know if I dove far enough," Carroll said. "Then I saw it in my hands. I was happy to get that save there."

Grace goalkeeper Kenny Frederickson made 11 saves. The Rebels outshot the Knights, 21-20.

"Colby Robinson stepped in for some of our injured defensive players and really did a good job," South coach Marc David said. "Grace is always a well coached team. They play clean and they play hard."

n On Tuesday, South beat Manchester Valley 6-1 at School Stadium. Dusten Myers scored two goals, while Stone, Matt Suddith, Zack Smith and Jordan Dickens each added a goal. Carroll had six saves.

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