and Beech Streets, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Bergen County tournament
BOYS SOCCER:Lyndhurst holds on for historic win in Hackensack
|Hackensack's Derek Amoah.
HACKENSACK – There are countless parts of the game that a coach will try to cover on the training ground over the course of a season. Formation, positioning, when to go forward, when to retreat, set pieces, attitude…all of those things and so much more are on any coach’s agenda and how a team accepts the message and uses it on the field can often be the difference between wins and loses. But there are some aspects that a coach may never get to cover, like how often to look at the clock while trying to close out a Bergen County Tournament upset for 45 long minutes against a dangerous opponent on the road. Before last season when it lost an early lead to Cliffside Park in the first round, Lyndhurst had not been to the county tournament since 1999. Making a second straight appearance on Wednesday against Hackensack, the Golden Bears got a goal of a set piece play late in the first half and then set about trying to protect it. How they dealt with it was up to the individual. “It got to the point where I just had to stop looking [at the clock]. It wasn’t moving anyway, so I just stopped,” said Lyndhurst head coach Denis Jelcic. MORE...
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