The Golden Eagles still remembered the stinging loss to Madonna last year in the first round of the WHAC playoffs and they faced them again in the first round of the 2012 playoffs tonight and it turned out to be another nail biter. Cornerstone almost took an early lead when Richard Moylan hit a shot in the 3rd minute that GK John Boudreau just got his hand on and deflected the ball off the crossbar for a corner kick. Cornerstone dominated play early in the game. The Golden Eagles outshot the Crusaders 16-4 in the first half of play but had nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. Madonna came out in the second half and kept Cornerstone locked in their defensive half for much of the period and had some very good chances but they couldn't convert either. Cornerstone out shot Madonna 8-6 in the second half but Madonna probably had the better of the chances around the goal. The Golden Eagles switched gears in the overtime period and put a lot more pressure on the Crusaders. The Golden Eagles got off 3 shots in both overtime periods and Senior Matt Osorio converted on a header in the 106th minute of play. Osorio headed a Tristan Esprit cross on goal and a Madonna defender could not clear the ball out and the ball went into the goal for a thrilling 1-0 overtime win for the Golden Eagles who improved to 13-3-1 on the season. #1 Cornerstone will host #5 Marygrove (2-1 OT winner over Indiana Tech) on Tuesday night at 7:00 for the WHAC Semifinal game. #3 Northwestern Ohio will face #2 Aquinas in the other Semifinal game.
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