Oroville loses a heart-breaker to Bridgeport

OROVILLE - After two sudden-death tie breakers failed to determine a winner, the Oroville Hornets lost to the Bridgeport Fillies...

Naomi Peters moves the ball across the field in a home match against Bridgeport last Thursday. The Hornets lost after two sudden-death tie-breakers after regulation play. Photo by Gary DeVon

Naomi Peters moves the ball across the field in a home match against Bridgeport last Thursday. The Hornets lost after two sudden-death tie-breakers after regulation play. Photo by Gary DeVon

OROVILLE – After two sudden-death tie breakers failed to determine a winner, the Oroville Hornets lost to the Bridgeport Fillies on penalty kicks.

On a cold, drizzly Thursday evening, the Lady Hornets found themselves tied two to two with Bridgeport under the lights at Oroville’s Ben Prince Field. After regulation, officials called for a five-minute “sudden-death” overtime match with the first goal scored to determine the winner. With five minutes gone from the clock the two determined teams found they were still locked in a tie. A second round of five-minutes still couldn’t break the tie.

Officials then asked the opposing coaches to chose five players from each side. The ten girls lined up and alternating teams, they each took a turn kicking towards the opposing team’s goalie. Bridgeport successfully put two into the goal to Oroville’s one and the Fillies were declared the winner.

This game put Oroville out of the running for continuing on in the post season in NCW 1B/2B play. However, Coaches Laura Kinman and Kristen Sarmiento told their girls to keep their heads up as this was the best season any Oroville girl’s soccer team had played since the sport was adopted by the school.

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