The Canton Boys JV Soccer team made the journey to play Carthage in monsoon-like weather conditions. With a constant hard rain coming down from the point the team stepped off the bus they ended the game in a 2-2 tie.
The Bears played a sloppy first half against Carthage, and the Comets scored three minutes into the game to take an early 1-0 lead. The turf was unfamiliar to the Bears, and it seemed that their touches were always a little out of reach to make any consistent runs. Canton’s long bus ride and the wet conditions were taking a toll on their quality of play, but as they eased into the game they found themselves with more and more scoring opportunities.
By the second half, Canton was playing like the team that has been seen for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, Carthage scored on another goal that left the Bears baffled and down 2-0 in the pouring rain. Canton’s Tanner Hazelton finally scored to get things started for the Bears. As the time continued to tick down for the Bears, Owen Hall scored on a direct kick just outside the 18 yard box that sailed in the top of the net, evening up the score at 2-2 with only two minutes remaining in regulation. With the rain still coming down in buckets the game was called after regulation due to a lack of life jackets and certified lifeguards on site.
The Bears record moves to 10-3-1 and will face a tough Salmon River team Thursday at home at 4 p.m.