In a quick turnaround from a physically and mentally draining match against Franklin Community, Shelbyville started slow against Oldenburg. Missing a couple of key varsity players, the Bears struggled to find a rhythm or match the Twisters’ energy. A miscommunication in the first half between GK Kaleb Schaf and his defense led to an unfortunate bounce that Oldenburg was able to tap in. Oscar Hernandez tried to pull the Bears level before the break but was denied by a good save from the Oldenburg keeper.
The second half was a different story as Shelbyville played with intensity, which allowed them to dominate possession. The Twister defense proved tough to break down and Shelbyville spent most of the possession looking for the tying goal. Hernandez found the back of the net with a beautiful outside shot that dipped over the keeper into the back net. The final ten minutes were a flurry of Golden Bear attacks. Cory Taylor outran the Oldenburg defense with just seconds to go, but his shot at the buzzer went wide of the post. Cameron Baker and Brock Pitman did well in the second half to shut down any Oldenburg attack through the middle.