NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo High School boys soccer team battled defending district champion Hartford to the final seconds in an Oct. 20 post-season semifinal match before falling 1-0.
Kevin Parra scored the game's lone goal with about 5 minutes remaining in the first half (Alexis Rivas was credited with the assist).
Hartford made a strong bid to extend that lead in the second half, but Bison goalkeeper Josh Keen came through with a series of saves.
As the match went on New Buffalo began to go on the offensive, taking several strong shots in the late-going.
"We wanted to keep it close and give ourselves a chance at the end," said New Buffalo head coach Erik Beers. "We gave ourselves a couple of chances … I'm real happy with the way we played."
Bridgman's season also ended on Oct. 20 as Michigan Lutheran topped the Bees 3-0 in a Division 4 semifinal.
Christian Kisukulu scored two goals for the host Titans. Alex Ritter had a goal and an assist.
Weston Busick had nine saves for the Bees.
Lutheran went on to top Hartford 4-3 in the Oct. 24 district title match.