North Montgomery continued to show their late season improvement Monday when they hosted Conference foe Tri-West.

Unfortunate for the Chargers, the Bruins found the back of the net with just over five minutes remaining to walk out of Linden with a 3-2 victory.

With the Bruins leading 1-0, Corbin Osborne found the back of the net at the 4:17 mark on an assist from Korey Pierce to tie it a 1 at the half.

The Chargers were able to create opportunities in the first half with their defense. However, the Bruins limited those opportunities in the second half with their ball pressure.

“I thought we were able to get good break outs on our counter attacks in the first half, and we were very effective at it.” North head coach Mike Margeson said. “We were able to keep possession and forced them to chase us, which allowed us to build opportunities—we found some gaps and openings, and it culminated in Corbin’s goal.”

“Obviously, you can build through possession, and we weren’t able to do that in the second half.” he continued. “We just weren’t as sharp and had too many turnovers after the break.”

North was only able to get off two shots after the half, both from Osborne. His second shot of the half, a free kick from just inside the box, found the back of the net at the 7:08 mark to tie the score at two.

However, Bruin, Benjamin Bruce, scored the go-ahead goal with 5:26 remaining to preserve the win for Tri-West (6-5-1, 3-2 SAC).

The score could have been much worse without the play of goaltender Logan Slovacek. He kept the game close with his 11 saves.

“I thought our effort was great tonight.” Margeson added. “We just need to be a little cleaner in our possession.”

The Chargers (4-10, 0-6 SAC) are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Crawfordsville to battle the Athenians.