Boys lacrosse: Greenholdt gets goal to give Schaumburg win
Schaumburg's Alec Greenholdt could have hung his head when his turnover with 1:28 left in regulation helped Barrington tie the game at 7-7 to force overtime.
Instead, the senior attacker made amends with 2:27 left in overtime on a bounce shot past Broncos goalie Aidan Sadler for a 8-7 win at Barrington.
The win helps Schaumburg stay in hot pursuit of what would be its fifth Mid-Suburban West championship in the last seven years.
"I knew this would be a close game," Greenholdt said. "We had energy from beginning to end. I got the ball and made the shot."
The Saxons (8-7) now own a three-game winning streak and will try to finish unbeaten in the conference but still face a tough test at Fremd next Thursday night. Barrington fell to 5-6 and 2-1 in conference play.
With Anthony Komperda in the penalty box, Barrington had a man advantage and tied the game on Kristofer Casey's third goal with: 07 left.
"We had more opportunities early in the game and just couldn't score," said Barrington coach Jason Kaiser. "They got the shot off that they wanted in the overtime and got what they needed."
Assistant coach Mark Mueller, who was subbing for Joe Carey (illness) said the goal that tied the score did not get the Saxons down.
"They had a great shot to tie the game," Mueller said. "It was great for Alec to get the winner. He's a senior and a captain. At the end of regulation the players weren't down, they were pumped up. We knew this would be a battle. We had a lot of respect for Barrington. They are a very good team."
The Broncos broke out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Mark Danelz and Matthew Biscoff in the first 6:28 of the game.
Goals by Mark Dewees and the first of 3 goals by Jon Sorg tied the game with 12 seconds left in the first quarter.
Sorg scored Schaumburg's third and fifth goal in the second quarter while Greenhold, who also had a hat trick, scored in between and assisted on one of Sorg's goals for a 5-2 lead at the halftime break.
Barrington scored 3 goals in the quarter, one each by Connor Abel, Ethan Beyrer, and Casey to tie the score at 5. Goalie Sadler made 3 of his 4 saves in the quarter.
Chris Scislowski put Schaumburg ahead with 9:56 in the first quarter on his goal and then assisted one minute later on Greenholdt's goal for a 7-5 lead. Casey scored with 8:05 left in the game with an assist from Danelz.
"We expected that this game would not be easy," said Schaumburg defenseman Jacob Rainey. "I think this was our best game of the season. We did a lot of things well tonight. Our communication with each other was really good on defense. We got to where we are because of our chemistry as a team. I was so happy for Alec when he scored the winning goal."
"Tonight the players had each others' backs," Mueller added. "In lacrosse, you need to be in the right place at the right time to make plays, and we did that. This was the game of the year for us."