Perry Hall wins in OT

Girls soccer

High Schools

October 03, 2002|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Perry Hall's Lori Carpenter knew last night's overtime girls soccer contest with visiting Franklin likely would come down to one split-second chance.

The No. 4 Gators and the No. 11 Indians had dueled to a scoreless tie in regulation with neither team getting many good shots on goal. Carpenter, however, got one 23 seconds into overtime and she made the most of it.

Just seconds after the opening whistle, she and teammate Brittany McKew battled Franklin back Wendy Stahl for the ball on the left side of the box. In the scuffle, Stahl ended up on the ground. Carpenter saw her opening and lofted the ball over Franklin keeper Aly Josephs for the 1-0 victory.

"It was real physical and [McKew] just kind of nudged me over," said Stahl, who had played a terrific game despite a sore ankle. "She passed right back to [Carpenter], who took the shot from out wide. No one could really stop her, because no one else was near her."

Carpenter moved around Stahl, turned on the ball and slipped it just under the crossbar.

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