LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston boys soccer team won its fourth consecutive game, rallying for a 3-2 overtime victory over West Orange on Tuesday.
Junior midfielder Holden Miller connected for the game-winning goal with 3 minutes left in the first overtime after the Lancers (4-1-1) had rallied to tie the game, 2-2, with less than a minute left in regulation. On the winning goal, Miller gathered the ball and nailed a left-footed shot to the back post.
Livingston had tied the game, 2-2, on senior Phil Rodrigues' goal. Rodrigues settled the ball, cut the ball to his left and then touched it back to his right for the shot that forced the overtime in the final minute of the second half.
After a scoreless first half, Livingston took a 1-0 lead on senior Zach Greenblatt's direct kick. After that, West Orange (0-4-1) turned the momentum in its favor. Sophomore forward Ari Rosu scored on a breakaway with 15 minutes left in the second half to tie the game, 1-1. The Mountaineers went ahead, 2-1, with 8:00 left.
"This was one of the best possession games we've played this year," said Livingston head coach Roger Rubinetti. "Today we did our best job all year of finding the open player and moving the ball around."
Since losing in its second game to Montclair, Livingston has won four straight, all of them by a single goal.
"Our outside backs, Jordan Wayne and Josh Golin, really did a good job today of linking up with the midfielders to move the ball forward," Rubinetti said. "And the rest of the guys moved the ball around better than we have done all season."