AURORA | Seemingly destined for overtime, the Hinkley boys soccer team got a late break in Thursday’s scoreless deadlock with Gateway.
With time ticking away in regulation in a scoreless battle in front of a large following on the Olys home field, the Thunderbirds were awarded a penalty kick for a take down in the goal box.
Far from a certainty with playmaking Gateway senior goalie Erick Torres in the net, Hinkley senior midfielder Danny Gonzalez converted the chance with a line drive shot that got just past the hand of a diving Torres and into the corner of the net.
The Thunderbirds killed off the final few minutes of regulation for a 1-0 victory, another impressive win in the first season under new coach Marcos Madera.
Hinkley took a big step forward in the EMAC chase as it moved to 2-0 in league play (same as Aurora Central) and 4-1 overall. Despite some good pressure in the second half, coach Olaf Siverson’s Olys were shut out for the first time since late last season and fell to 4-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in league.
The two Aurora Public Schools rivals played…
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