CUMMING -- The Flowery Branch boys soccer team battled Forsyth Central to a 1-1 draw through regulation and overtime before winning a penalty shootout 4-3 to claim the victory on Friday in Cumming.<br />
The Falcons scored to go ahead 1-0 in the first half on a goal from Joey Brett off an assist by Connor Knox before the Bulldogs knotted the score.<br />
The game moved through regulation and overtime without a winning strike, heading for penalties, where Flowery Branch keeper Jonathan Beltran made two saves to aid the win.<br />
Beltran finished with 17 saves during the contest.<br />
Flowery Branch will travel to West Hall on Tuesday.
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