Notre Dame Prep, McDonogh tie, 2-2 AIS girls soccer

February 20, 1992|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Contributing Writer

Lightning got in the way of Notre Dame Prep's bid to win a fourth straight Association of Independent Schools A Division girls winter soccer title yesterday.

After beating McDonogh (10-1-1) three years in a row in the title game, the Pirates (9-0-1) had to settle for a 2-2 tie after a lightning bolt struck nearby, interrupting the game before the overtime period could begin. The game began about 10 minutes late after both teams got caught in a traffic jam on the road to the Park School.

"I didn't like the idea of co-champs," said McDonogh coach Ted Scocos. "It's like kissing your sister. It's a semisweet situation. But they had won the last three, so I guess we have to feel better than they do."

Officials considered replaying the game on another day but opted to declare co-champions after waiting about 15 minutes for the storm to clear. The lightning seemed to move on but a steady downpour continued.

The players wanted to continue, but neither Scocos nor NDP coach Kim Parizek protested the decision to call the game. If the teams had played to a deadlock after the 10-minute overtime, they would have been declared co-champs anyway.

"The kids are disappointed," said Parizek, "but I think they'll eventually understand that it was better than risking somebody getting hurt."

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