The Shenendehowa boys soccer team scored twice in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 3-2 Suburban Council victory over Shaker Monday in a game that had both coaches feeling frustrated.
Shen coach Mike Campisi said he didn't like how his team played, while Shaker coach Jake Boland refused to comment after watching his team be called for numerous fouls in the second half.
"It was a good comeback, and we played a lousy game," said Campisi. "We just weren't in the game mentally."
Tubo Akangbou's goal with 13:30 left in regulation gave Shaker (5-2-0) a 2-1 lead, but Shen (6-1-0) tied the game less than five minutes later when Dan Cavosie headed an Aaron Lemire crossing pass off Blue Bison goaltender Tommy Macutek's fingertips and into the goal.
Saamy Teymouri finished Shen's rally with a goal off a scramble in front of the Shaker goal with less than two minutes remaining. Off a Plainsmen corner kick, Cavosie knocked the ball over to Teymouri, who slotted the ball through traffic into the Bison goal to give Shen its first lead of the afternoon.
"I couldn't have done it without Cavosie," said Teymouri, who scored his second goal of the season. "It was a gift. It came right down to me. I didn't have any choice but to put it in."
All of Shen's goals came from players who normally had not been putting shots in the net this season. Cavosie hadn't scored a goal until he tied the game, and Shane Breznak tallied for the first time in 2011 off a Cavosie free kick midway through the first half, which tied the game at 1.
"Those were three guys who have not scored for us," said Campisi.
Ryan Casserly gave Shaker a 1-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the first half when he finished off a pass from Conor Cahalan. Breznak tied the game six minutes later, and neither side dented the twine the rest of the first half.
Akangbou's second-half goal finished off a Shaker fast break that started with a lead pass from Cahalan to Jordan Pierro. Pierro took a shot that Shen goaltender Spencer Junco stopped, but the rebound came to Akangbou and he tapped it into the open net to give the Bison a 2-1 lead.
Shaker had an opportunity to retake the lead after Cavosie tied the score at 2 when Cahalan sent a shot past Junco, but it went wide of the far post. A short time later, Teymouri knocked in the game winner for Shen.
Shaker visits Niskayuna Wednesday, while Shen hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.