Mustangs rally earns draw with Ludlowe
Published 9:44 pm, Monday, October 8, 2012
Although the Fairfield Ludlowe boys soccer team retained the Swedish Cup for the fifth consecutive year, the Falcons believe they may have let one slip away on Monday night.
And the sentiment across Fairfield is that Warde may have stolen a point.
Whatever the feeling, Charlie Aragon's goal with just 6:01 remaining gave the Mustangs an improbable 3-3 tie with the Falcons on Monday at Taft Field.
Although the Falcons and Mustangs tied for the fifth straight year, Ludlowe keeps the Swedish Cup -- the trophy awarded to the victorious boys soccer team in their annual meeting -- because it won the last decision between the squads in 2007.
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But Alex Landau scored in the 63rd minute cutting Ludlowe's advantage to 3-2. Aragon then potted a header in the 74th -- off a brilliant cross by Peter Stymacks -- earning the Mustangs the unlikely draw.
Warde's Matt Petroccio scored Warde's other goal and Mustangs keeper Steven Bartlett stopped two shots.
Ludlowe keeper Ryan Arrigo made four saves. The Falcons (4-4-2) need just six points -- two wins -- to qualify for the Class LL state playoffs.
With seven games left, the Mustangs (3-4-2) need nine points to qualify for the state tournament.