At the half, the Redskins felt very confident.
"I was getting ready to walk in the locker room and say, 'Now, we've got to do that for 80 minutes,'" Young said. "I heard one of my defenders go, 'That was a good half. Now we've got to do that for 80 minutes.' I said, 'I don't even need to talk to you guys! You've got it all figured out.'"
But Hurricane committed a mental mistake that turned into Pinkerton's 50th-minute goal. A defender was trying to wall off Pinkerton to allow Thompson to field the ball at the top left of the box, but a miscommunication led to a steal by Pinkerton, who fired into an empty net.
The Redskins pushed hard the rest of the game and finally the Indians committed that handball to fall into a tie. Hurricane nearly seized the win outright in the last second - literally - when Watson chased a ball into the penalty box all alone. But Reed foiled Watson with exactly one second remaining.
"It's part of the game," Sadeghian said. "The call by the official is the same thing - they make a mistake, coaches make a mistake. It's part of the game. There's nothing wrong with that; you just have to move on."
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