quito (AP) -- it was heartbreak in the andes on saturday as the medicos edged rochesters in the hospital tournament. dr. edgar barros grabbed the lead for the medicos on a second half corner, surprising all in attendance and giving the medicos a very unexpected advantage against the run of play.
indeed, the rochesters had seen much of the attack in the first, half, with several chances glancing just side or narrowly saved by intern doronski, the impressive keeper for the medicos. american import jeremy howe in particular looked dangerous for rochesters, seeing his rebounded header narrowly saved and his feed to a wide open gonzalo mena amount to little despite mena's opportunity at an open net. the rochesters could simply not make these and other chances tell despite their having the majority of possession and attack.
after the goal the rochesters continued to attack but could not find the equalizer, and as time wore on the team seemed to grow tired and frustrated--finally the ref blew the final whistle, and a relieved medicos team did their best to strut off the field despite knowing they'd been outplayed throughout the game.