Parkdale needed aggressive play by goalkeeper Tom Lozopone in sudden death overtime to preserve a 2.2 tie with Bowie yesterday in a match between unbeaten Prince George's AA soccer squads at Bowie.
Bowie is now 5-0-1 in the league and 7-0-1 overall. Parkdale is 5-0-1, all in league games.
"This is the best game ever since I've been at Parkdale" Lozopone said. "Everybody out there was tired. They got a couple breaks. We got a couple breaks. Sometimes it's like that in soccer. Neither team should have lost.
Parkdale would have lost had Lozopone not stopped Bowie's Jimmy D'Orsaneo three times with singular efforts.
In the first 10-minute sudden-death period Lozopone barrelled into the ball on D'Orsaneo's breakaway.
In the second overtime Lozopone stopped D'Orsaneo from short range, then smothered the Bulldog Striker's rebound shot.
Then came Lozopone's best stop, when D'Orsaneo broke in from the right side. Lozopone came out to meet him, dove quickly to his right and stopped D'Orsaneo's shot.
"I have to come out when the ball's out there. I like to play aggressively," Lozopone said.
Mark Morris saved Bowie with two minutes elapsed in overtime when Vartez Minassium's shot trickled over Bulldog reserve keeper Doug Vrga, but was cleared at the goal line by Morris.
All the scoring came in the first half. With 15:04 elapsed, Steve Sek-scienski gave Bowie a 1-0 lead with a header off a corner kick from Dave Compere.
Two minutes later, parkdale evended the count when Glenn Everhart sent a 55-yard free kick directly to the shin of Panther Harry Burns, who scored when the ball rolled down his leg and five yards forward into the goal.
Bowie took the lead with 22:22 game when Sekscienski skimmed Compere's throw-in off the top of his head to Dave Karlson, who slid on his left side and blocked the ball into the left corner of the net with his right leg.
Kirk Miller tied the game for Parkdale with 1:10 left in the half when he drove a penalty kick through the arms of sprawling Bowie goalkeeper Wagne Preschell. The penalty kick was awarded Preschell. The penalty kick was awarded when Bowie fullback Mark Morris batted down a DOWN A Parkdale shot that had eluded Preschell.
The game was marked by physical play. Six times the contest was stopped for an injury. Yellow warning cards for unsportsmanlike conduct were issued to Bowie Coach Bob Smith, striker Jim Mackey, winger Karlson and Preschell, who received his warning on the bench. Blair 3, Wheaton 0
Voga Wallace scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Hien Lac and Gerald Casseus booted in second-half goals as Blair trimmed Wheaton at Blair, snapping a two-game losing streak.