Thanks to Karl Kreisher’s late goal on a broken play, the No. 8 Concord-Carlisle boys’ soccer team sneakede by host Lincoln-Sudbury, 1-0, Monday afternoon in a battle of Dual-County League leaders.The win means the Patriots finish the regular season at 13-1-2, while the No. 14 Warriors drop to 9-2-5. Kreisher found the back of the net with four minutes to play after the ball deflected to him near the 18-yard line, according to coach Ray Pavlik. The senior forward took a couple of touches before beating L-S goalie Bobby Hurstak from about 12 yards out.“We’ll certainly take it,” Pavlik said. “It was a good game overall. It had that playoff feel to it.” Presumably, so will the rest of this fall’s contests for the Patriots, who await seeing for their 29th consecutive postseason bid. In the meantime, they have a chance to reflect on another outstanding regular season. Concord-Carlisle has not lost since a 1-0 decision to Cambridge on Sept. 7 to open its season. Since then, the goaltending tandem of senior Gabe Areia and junior Bryce Dion have yielded six goals in 15 games. The Patriots have scored 38 times in the same span.“I was happy that the boys didn’t get down after the early loss,” Pavlik said. “It refocused them and drilled them to work a little harder. Hopefully that pays off in the weeks to come.”Since the Class of 2014 started at the high school, the Patriots have won a state title, made it back to the championship game, and lost in the sectional final. They are no strangers to deep postseason runs.“They understand what the tournament is like and what it takes to be successful,” Pavlik said. “They get it. They understand. If you don’t show up, that’s it. Everybody’s playing for their season.”
Concord-Carlisle 1, Lincoln-Sudbury 0
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Sudbury
Updated: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 9:53 p.m.