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Vikings nab 2 OT win

Ryan Ross scored in the second overtime to give Grand Island a 3-2 win over Lew-Port in both team’s Niagara Frontier League boys’ soccer opener.

The Vikings led, 1-0, at halftime. Then about 10 minutes into the second half, a Lew-Port player received a red card. But playing with a man up didn’t prove much an advantage for Grand Island.

Lew-Port tied the game at 1-1 then again at 2-2 with 40 seconds left in regulation.

Grand Island capitalized in the second overtime when goal keeper Justin Figler made a save and punted the ball to midfield. That’s where Ross received the ball, beat two players and shot it in the net from 16 yards out.

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Coaches from the winning team should email scores@buffnews.com within 30 minutes of the conclusion of their contest.

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• At least two “highlight” players (leading scorers or statistical standouts, game-winning goal and/or assist, goalie and saves, etc.). Please include players’ first and last names, with the correct spellings, along with their position and year in school.

• Any other notable information. For example: if any records were broken (please also supply the old record); if teams have a lengthy win streak going (or had one broken); if it is the first time in several seasons that one school has beaten another; implications in the league standings.

• The winning team’s overall and league records, and their next game, especially if the next game it is a big matchup;

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