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CLEAR SPRING -- Williamsport forward Cody Gardenhour had Wildcats coach Chris Downs' advice ringing in his head when he found himself all alone to the left of the goal in the sixth minute of the second overtime Tuesday night against Clear Spring.
"I had an opportunity early on from there, I tried to go to the far post, and Coach told me, 'Next time, go to the near post,' and that's what I did," Gardenhour said.
Gardenhour's shot from the extreme angle beat Blazers keeper Ryan Cooper, giving Williamsport a 1-0 victory in the Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals.
The Wildcats (10-4-2) will go on the road to play Fort Hill, a 9-4 winner over Boonsboro, on Friday night.
Bryan Whitmore gained control of the ball in the left midfield, found Gardenhour behind and between two Blazers defenders and threaded a pass to him. Gardenhour was ruled onside as he raced up the left sideline, then angled in toward the goal.