WARRINGTON — Some players make their mark on a sport by the special things they do. Because of the special things he does, Central Bucks South senior midfielder Tyler McGee is now known as Mr. OT.
With just 18 seconds gone in overtime Thursday night, McGee bounced a shot past Holy Ghost Prep goalie Greg Price and handed the Titans an exciting come-from-behind 10-9 nonleague win.
It was certainly that. The Titans (10-3 overall, 6-2 SOL Continental) got goals from Brendan McGrath (4 goals), Joel Zimmerman, Tyler Strayline and Willie Pendleton to take a 4-1 lead in the first quarter.
The Firebirds (7-3) fought back to tie the game at 5 by halftime and grabbed their largest lead of the game 9-7 after Bennett Zaba scored his fifth goal of the game with 6:42 left in regulation.
But Strayline cut the lead to 9-8 with a goal with 4:49 remaining and Tom DiBrino tied the game at 9 when he bounced in a goal with 3:31 left, setting up McGee’s heroics.
“I have the confidence in myself to go out there and score a goal when we need to,” McGee said. “I got the opportunity, so I took it. We won the faceoff, I got the ground ball, called a timeout, settled down a little bit. Tom DiBrino had a clear, gave it to (Kevin) Witchey and then Witchey gave it to me. I was just one-on-one with my defender and I just took him to the net.”
McGee also scored the game-winner in overtime against Central Bucks West last season and is getting a reputation on his team.
“He intercepted a pass, went in, scored and won the game for us,” Sharman said. “So we call him Mr. OT. And it’s magic for him. We were on the same field, night game against West, same thing. He goes in and scores.”