Fair Lawn, Dumont finish tied, 1-1
Over one-hundred minutes of soccer were not enough to decide a winner on senior night at Dumont High School as the Huskies battled Fair Lawn to a 1-1 tie in girls soccer action on Wednesday. The game was livecast exclusively on MSGVarsity.com.
Dumont came into the home bout with a chance at a share of the league championship Thursday against Ridgefield Park, but that didn’t stop Lindsey Sansone from finishing on an early touch to grab a 1-0 lead.
Fair Lawn would battle even after Dumont honored its seniors at halftime and looked energized with early chances in the second half of play. Junior defender Rebecca Levin would eventually break through for the Cutters, pulling the game to 1-1.
The teams would share equal time on the ball and tight play in the middle of the field made chances scarce and solid goaltending on both sides kept the game 1-1 until the final whistle.
Dumont decided to pull many of its starters after the first half in an effort to keep fresh legs for Thursday's big showdown. That’s not to say that this contest wasn’t important to Dumont, which desperately wanted to get a win for its departing players on senior night.
“We have ten seniors on this team and we wanted to send them off the right way,” senior Julienn Barclay. “But we knew Fair Lawn would be a match up and this time it came out a draw.”
Despite a 7 p.m. start and chilly temperatures, a raucous crowd showed its support for the Huskies right through. It’s a quick turnaround now as Dumont will travel to Ridgefield Park with the league championship on the line for a 4:30 kickoff.
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