MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer pulled off a dramatic overtime victory over Zeeland East Monday in the O-K Green Conference tournament final, winning 2-1 in overtime.
Ashton Carpenter was the final hero, scoring the winning goal with 2:48 to play in the second overtime. He fired a laser into the upper left corner of the goal from about 25 yards out, coach Kody Harrell said.
The Rockets trailed 1-0 at halftime but managed to hold down the Chix for the entire second half thanks to a strong defensive effort by Liam McHugh, Conner Mammen, Darren Patterson and Kyler Brainard and a couple of big saves by keeper Gage Hopkins.
Liam Smith delivered the tying goal about midway through the second half, his 23rd goal of the season, on a free kick to help send the game into overtime.
"A gutsy performance," Harrell said. "All players played with tremendous heart this evening."