Adamo's Second Game-Winner Keeps Mustangs Perfect

Adamo's Second Game-Winner Keeps Mustangs Perfect

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Junior John Adamo (Glassboro, N.J./Washington Township) netted his second game-winner of the season with 5:42 left in double overtime to keep Stevenson unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over Shenandoah Tuesday at Caves Athletic Complex.

Stevenson (6-0) is now 13-2-1 in its last 16 games and 10-3 in its last 13 at home.

Both teams played very physical today, accumulating 40 fouls and 12 cautions.

Sophomore Ansger Otto (Willingboro, N.J./Willingboro) started things off in the sixth minute with his ninth goal of the season on a shot inside the 6 after a scrum for a loose ball to take the early one goal lead.

Shenandoah (2-4) almost tied it in the 24th minute when John Perterman's shot from the right side of the 6 was saved by Mustang sophomore defender Bradley Davis (Perry Hall/Archbishop Curley) before it would have found its way inside the near post.

The Hornets' Kevin Kupris tied the game in the 60th minute on a breakaway when he rifled a shot, top shelf from 22 yards out.

Neither team could find the back of the net for the remainder of the second half, entering the first period of overtime knotted at 1-1.

Stevenson was not lacking prime scoring chances in the final 15 minutes of regulation. Otto took six of his game-high 13 shots in the waning minutes of the second half, but to no avail.

Adamo, substituting for senior midfielder Sean Scarselletta (Severna Park/Severna Park) to begin the second overtime, made an impact immediately as he and Otto aggressively attacked the penalty area looking for the golden goal.

Otto sprinted into the 18 from the left wing and was swarmed by three defenders as he was all afternoon. After being forced to the endline, out of options for himself, he found Adamo rushing in from the right, inside the 6 to put the ball away inside the near post.

Junior Ryan Flannelly (Middlesex, N.J./Middlesex) faced 10 shots, saving four, for his 18th career win.

Shenandoah netminder Adrian Acosta faced 21 shots, making three saves.

Stevenson concludes its four-game homestand on Saturday hosting St. Mary's (Md.) in the CAC opener for both teams. Game time is at 3:00 p.m.