Seneca Valley North came to Indiana to play the final game of the O-40 round-robin playoff. Indiana was in first place in their pool, and needed only a win or tie to ensure their place in the championship game, but with a win, Seneca Valley North could also top the pool. The game opened as a fairly even contest, with few real scoring chances for either team. As the half went on, Indiana started to gain the upper hand, but wasn’t able to convert the advantage into a goal. Then, about 5 minutes before halftime, a Seneca Valley centering pass was deflected, and the ball fell to an attacker who one-timed it into the net to give the visitors the lead. In the second half, the game went from control to total domination by Indiana. They peppered the Seneca Valley keeper with shot after shot, but they could not find the back of the net. Indiana’s desperation increased when, on one of their few forays down the field, a Seneca Valley attacker went down in the penalty box, and the PK was given. Indiana keeper Ray Mullen (he split keeper duties with Terry Monteleone) guessed the wrong way, and it was 2-0. The final substitutions were made with six minutes to go, and Indiana was totally committed to the attack. David Stammer’s aggressive play on the right wing forced a corner kick, and Chad Hojnoski took the kick, with Indiana throwing eight men into the box. Bryan Wilkins got free on the near post, and he put his header into the bottom corner to finally get Indiana on the scoreboard. At this point, the home team was completely in attack mode, and Seneca Valley totally on the back foot. With only two minutes to go, Jose Soriano was fouled in the penalty box, and a PK was called. Soriano himself converted the PK, and Indiana had forged an improbable draw. The miracle comeback was a bitter pill for Seneca Valley, and guaranteed Indiana a place in the championship game.