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Photo Gallery & Reaction: North Catholic storms back to beat Mars in OT

Photo courtesy Ed Thompson

Sixty minutes into its second match of the season against neighboring rivals, the North Catholic Trojans boys soccer team had their backs against the wall, trailing 2-0, and looking at the prospects of getting swept in the first-ever section series between the two schools.

Led by second half goals from Ryan Shantz and Brody Dunn, then the game-winner in the first overtime from Marcus Kurtz, the Trojans upended Mars for 3-2 come-from-behind victory.

The victory was extra sweet for the boys in Burgundy and Gold, as many of the game’s festivities also served as way to help raise awareness and funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now‘s team was there to capture the sights and sounds from the Featured Game.

Brandon Rossi was there to provide play-by-by for the broadcast on PSN’s YouTube Channel (Audio Broadcastand captured some of goals on video.

Matt Popchock conducted the post match interview with the one of the heroes on the day, Marcus Kurtz and goalkeeper Devin Paschall.

And PSN’s lead photographer, Ed Thompson, was on hand, and caught the images from the match.

Ed Thompson Photo Gallery 

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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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