Brenna (left) and Alison (right) McCarron stand with their family members to be recognized on Senior Night between the boys and girls soccer games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Brenna (left) and Alison (right) McCarron stand with their family members to be recognized on Senior Night between the boys and girls soccer games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soccer players shine on Senior Night

The host Mariners came back from a 3-1 deficit last Friday to notch the nonconference victory and move to 9-4-2 overall. Homer avenged a 2-1 loss to the Falcons earlier in the season.

Just under five minutes into the game, Phinny Weston gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead. But then Thunder Mountain ticked off three straight goals for a 3-1 lead before Homer’s Tom Gorman scored three minutes before halftime.

In the 11th minute of the second half, Daniel Reutov scored on an assist from Parker Lowney. About eight minutes later, Reutov pocketed the game-winner with help from Weston.

Homer coach Warren Waldorf was happy his team was able to claim victory while honoring the seniors. Senior Desmond VanLiere, who normally plays junior varsity, wore the captain’s armband and played the first 20 minutes of the game and the last 10.

Avram Salzmann, Henry Russell, Dexter Lowe and Tom Gorman also saw extensive action.

“That was huge,” Waldorf said. “We have not been down two goals like that and come from behind to win. I was shocked. I didn’t know they had it in them. It’s a good lesson going forward.”

Homer girls 1, Thunder Mountain 0

The host Mariners improved to 11-2-4 overall by taking the nonconference match on senior night.

A little over two minutes into the game, Kappa Reutov scored, on an assist from Sienna Carey, and the Mariners made it stand up for the rest of the game. Homer and Thunder Mountain had played to a scoreless tie earlier in the season.

Homer’s seniors all played a big role in the victory, starting with Carey on that assist.

In the second half, Tozzo said Thunder Mountain was on Homer’s half 90 percent of the time, but Homer’s defense was fantastic. The defense was led by seniors Kimberly Lynn and Summer McGuire.

Tozzo added that senior Brenna McCarron was great in the midfield, while senior Ali McCarron was solid in net before getting hit hard in the head and having to come out of the game.

Paige Jones replaced McCarron in the net and made a diving save with seven minutes left to preserve the lead.

Defender Summer McGuire stands with her parents to be recognized during Senior Night between the girls and boys soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Defender Summer McGuire stands with her parents to be recognized during Senior Night between the girls and boys soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forward and midfielder Sienna Carey stands with her father during a Senior Night recognition ceremony between the girls and boys soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forward and midfielder Sienna Carey stands with her father during a Senior Night recognition ceremony between the girls and boys soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Midfielder Henry Russell celebrates with his parents while being recognized during a Senior Night ceremony between soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/ Homer News)

Midfielder Henry Russell celebrates with his parents while being recognized during a Senior Night ceremony between soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/ Homer News)

Midfielder Desmond VanLiere stands with his parents to be recognized during a Senior Night celebration Friday, May 10, 2019 between soccer games at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Midfielder Desmond VanLiere stands with his parents to be recognized during a Senior Night celebration Friday, May 10, 2019 between soccer games at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Defender Avram Salzmann stands with his mother while being recognized during a Senior Night celebration between the girls and boys soccer games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Defender Avram Salzmann stands with his mother while being recognized during a Senior Night celebration between the girls and boys soccer games against Thunder Mountain on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Defender Dexter Lowe celebrates with his parents while being recognized during Senior Night between the boys and girls soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Defender Dexter Lowe celebrates with his parents while being recognized during Senior Night between the boys and girls soccer games Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forward Tom Gorman standing with his parents to be recognized during a Sneior Night celebration between the boys and girls soccer games held Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forward Tom Gorman standing with his parents to be recognized during a Sneior Night celebration between the boys and girls soccer games held Friday, May 10, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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