During the CAAC Blue regular season, Grand Ledge and East Lansing played to an exciting and intense 0-0 draw.
The second match up in the Gold Cup Semifinals saw the same intensity and excitement, but the game ended with the same 0-0 result.
Early in the game, both teams worked hard to create scoring chances. Andrew Phinney (’18) fizzed a shot to from the right side of the penalty box that troubled the East Lansing goalkeeper, but didn’t find the back of the net. Nate Cox (’18) saw his header go just wide of the left post and Nick Myszak’s (’17) bicycle attempt was barely mistimed.
In the second half, East Lansing’s Brady Carlson smashed an effort from an impossible angle that hit the crossbar and came out. The Comet responded off a corner kick. Nick Battley (’18) had his effort saved off the goal line by an East Lansing defender.
At the end of the regulation, the game stayed tied 0-0.
CAAC Cup rules mandate that the game goes directly to penalty kicks without overtime. The Comets first five kickers converted their efforts as did East Lansing. The Comets 6th kicker saw his effort saved and Nick Isham from East Lansing converted his to advance East Lansing to the CAAC Gold Cup Final.
The Comets, winners of the regular season CAAC Blue title, will host Okemos in the 3rd place game of the CAAC Gold Cup on Monday, October 10. Kickoff for the varsity game against Okemos is at 5:00 p.m.
The Grand Ledge JV will play at 3:30 p.m.
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