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Monday, March 12, 2012
No. 49 St. Mark's wins at the wire

By Mike Loveday

DURHAM, N.C. -- St. Mark's (Dallas) jumped out to an early lead, but it took until the final minute of the game and a goal by Will Perkins for the No. 49 team in the POWERADE FAB 50 to defeat Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.), 6-5 in the final day of the Brine King of Spring Face-off Classic.

Defense was the key for St. Mark's, keeping Durham Academy from clearing the ball in the final minutes of the game. That defense led to an opportunity for Perkins who scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left in the game.

"We tried to press out a little bit and put a little more pressure on the ball," St. Mark's coach Hayward Lee said. "I thought Bear [Goldstein] did a really nice job on in that last defensive possession of putting the ball on the ground and giving us a chance to create something in transition."

Goldstein caused seven turnovers in the game and spurred a defense that allowed just 16 shots. Christopher Marlow and Danny Koudelka each scored two goals to lead the Lions' offense.

Kyle Fairchild scored three goals and Mercer commit Alex Thompson had a goal and three assists for Durham Academy.

All In A Day's Work

Durham Academy goalie Braxton Carr recorded 23 saves in the game. The senior faced 55 shots in the game.

"He played a fantastic game," Lee said. "That young man is a credit to that position. It was tough to get balls past him."

Carr recorded 35 saves in Durham Academy's two games in the tournament.

Other Scores From Day 4

Highland Park High School (University Park, Texas) def. Ravenscroft School (Raleigh, N.C.) 9-8
Nico Cancemi scored four goals and Wills Manley scored two goals and dished out two assists in the win for Highland Park.