ST. MARYS Seabury Academy's soccer squad trailed St. Marys Academy, 2-0, at halftime, so coach Gunar Harmon hoped the Seahawks could rally in the second half.
It didn't take long.
Seabury's Sung Byun booted the second-half kickoff all the way into the net, and Robert Halloran's goal with about 10 minutes left in the game tied it at 2. After two overtimes, neither team could score, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Harmon said that second-half kickoff, though, was possible because of the St. Marys facility.
"We were playing on a postage-stamp-sized field. It was an 8-man football field," he said.
Halloran nearly won the game after he tied it, too.
"He had an excellent chance in the last 10 seconds, but their goalie made a great save," Harmon said.
"This was a good step in the right direction. They were surprisingly the more technical team. They made us look horrible. We looked like we'd never played soccer before.
"We take awhile to wake up. It was a very good match, very choppy for the first part. It was good to get a split result. It was the first overtime experience for most of these kids."
Seabury (2-5-1) will play host Friday to Atchison at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.