Prep girls soccer: Worthington falls in last-second heartbreaker
GLENCOE -- It appeared Worthington and Glencoe-Silver Lake were headed for overtime. The two squads were knotted at 1-1 with time ticking below 10 seconds to play. The Panthers passed the ball back-and-forth as they brought the ball up the sideli...
GLENCOE - It appeared Worthington and Glencoe-Silver Lake were headed for overtime.
The two squads were knotted at 1-1 with time ticking below 10 seconds to play. The Panthers passed the ball back-and-forth as they brought the ball up the sideline when suddenly, they pounded a crossing pass to the opposite side of the pitch. The Trojan keeper got a glove on it, but it deflected to its intended target. She knocked it in with only seven seconds remaining to hand Worthington a 2-1 loss.
“They had an awesome game, I just wish it would have resulted in a win,” Trojans’ head coach Emily Ahlquist said.
The game was still scoreless at halftime, but that changed less than five minutes after the break.
A foul was called on Worthington in the box, resulting in a GSL penalty kick. The shot found the back of the net to put the visitors in a 1-0 hole.
Just eight minutes later, it was the Trojans’ turn to hammer one home on a PK. Clara Fuentes - a junior defenseman - punched it in for Worthington’s first goal of the season. More importantly, it tied the game at 1-1.
“It’s such a bummer to lose the way we did,” Ahlquist said. “In the game overall I’d say we definitely dominated. We probably had possession 80 percent of the time. We connected passes well, our first touches were much better - and that’s what we’ve been working on. We looked like a different team than the first two games. We just did everything right.”
After taking the heartbreaking loss, Ahlquist said her team was pretty disappointed. Although losing in such a fashion was a bitter pill to swallow, she said her team had nothing to be ashamed of.
“We played really, really well,” she said. “The girls are pretty bummed, but I told them to keep their heads up. When we play like we did today, we should be proud of that. We played good soccer today.”
The Trojans (0-3 overall, 0-0 Big South) open up conference play at 6 p.m. Thursday against Waseca.