Aidan Lacko gives Avon big win over rival


Todd Shapiro
The Chronicle-Telegram
Aug 21, 2019 10:54 PM

AVON LAKE — Avon senior Aidan Lacko knew Wednesday night would be his final opportunity to face neighborhood rival Avon Lake in a regular-season match.

He made sure he’d walk away with good memories.

Lacko’s goal in the 45th minute provided all the scoring the Eagles would need as they held on to defeat the Shoremen 1-0 in the Southwestern Conference opener for both teams.

“This was a big game because we were playing our rivals. I wanted to beat them because this was my senior year,” Lacko said. “This win is huge. They were trash talking us the entire time and they are a really good team so it was a hard-fought victory.”

After a scoreless first half during which neither team was able to generate many scoring chances, Avon (3-0, 1-0 SWC) came out with a greater sense of urgency in the second half.

Avon freshman Sean Wilson played a well-placed ball to Lacko, who timed his run perfectly to get between three Avon Lake defenders and dribble untouched into the penalty box before firing off a shot with his right foot into the back of the net.

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