Walczyk's Goal with :24 Left Wins it for Chatham Girls Soccer Team, 2-1, Over Whippany Park

The Chatham girls soccer team holds a check for the American Cancer Society. The Lady Cougars teamed with Whippany Park to raise $1,500 for the ACS. Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham girls soccer team make celebratory pose after 2-1 victory over Whippany Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Emily Walczyk and the rest of the Chatham girls soccer team had one of the best views of Brian Graham's sudden-death goal that beat Delbarton in the first game of the boys/girls soccer doubleheader at Cougar Weekend on Friday night.

"It was pretty exciting watching it, we were right there behind the goal warming up the whole time," said Walczyk, of the 2-1 boys victory. "It was definitely inspiring."

Walczyk didn't wait until overtime for her moment, blasting in a 30-yard shot with just 24 seconds left to sweep the soccer doubleheader for Chatham, 2-1, over Whippany Park.

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Chatham goalie Caroline Viscovich had punted the ball with time running out. Walczyk took the ball off the bounce, turned and fired a left-footed shot that beat the keeper to the upper left corner of the goal. It was the senior co-captain's ninth goal of the season.

Emily Walczyk talks about her winning goal with :24 left against Whippany Park in video below

Whippany Park held a 1-0 lead at the break, but Chatham tied it on a goal by Kelsey Terry in the 47th minute. Walczyk had switched fields with a pass to the right wing and Terry turned it into a breakaway, beating the charging keeper with a well-placed finish.

"It was a great pass by Wally," Terry said. "I called for it and she completely saw me and she kind of knew to play it and then all I had to do was get by the goalie. It was a team effort. We haven't won in a couple years, so it was fun to win his year."

Before she sparked the winning goal with her punt, Viscovich had to come up big to keep the game tied. Whippany Park made a bid to break the tie with a point-blank header, but the junior goalie dove to snatch it out of the air and make the save.

"It was hard because I was debating whether to go up for it in the first place," Viscovich said. "I saw it headed and I was on it. I rely on my instincts to make those reaction saves."



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