The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 1999


Nitehawks are soccer champs

In a game to end the century, the Nitehawks soared to come from behind with a stunning Division Championship Game victory over the Lincoln Strikers. It was Chris Pettiglio who proved the true striker as Pettiglio led the Nitehawks with multiple goals and assists. What lit up the crowd was the way the entire team stepped it up when down 4-2 with just three minutes to play. The members of the team came together to create an energy and determination not often seen in the Acton arena. The crowd went wild as the Nitehawks tied the score in the waning minute, then held off a Lincoln attack that opened the overtime. That gave Pettiglio the ball, and the rest, as they say, is history, with Coach Ivanov, his assistants and his team taking home the victory.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito