Both Shawnee soccer teams picked up overtime wins over Guthrie to advance to the semifinals of the Noble Rose Rock Tournament.
Both Shawnee soccer teams picked up overtime wins over Guthrie to advance to the semifinals of the Noble Rose Rock Tournament.The Wolves came from behind to force overtime and the Lady Wolves led most of the game before Guthrie tied it up late. With 13:35 left in the first half, Guthrie was awarded a free kick near midfield. The kick was high and on goal and the strong south wind carried the ball just over goalkeeper Sebastian Rodriguez's outstretched hands. The Wolves tied it up with 21:10 left when Ben Phillips hit a perfect long cross from about 35 yards out right onto the right foot of Daniel King who put the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net. Both teams had chances to break the tie, but the best chance came for Guthrie with just under a minute left in the game when Rodriguez came off of his line to deflect the ball away from the striker to keep the game tied. Because of the tournament format, the overtime periods were skipped and the teams went straight to penalty kicks to decide the outcome of the game. Tommy Leach, Josh Floyd, and Daniel King all converted their attempts. Phillips' shot was saved and Kossi Kodoe missed wide right on his chance. Guthrie made three, but had two shots hit the crossbar so the teams were tied 3-3 after five kicks and extra players were announced. Jacob Cahall cam on for the Wolves and buried his attempt. On Guthrie's last chance, Rodriguez knocked the shot away to seal the win for Shawnee. Shawnee will take on Durant in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Lady Wolves game was equally exciting with a similar finish. Hope Young found the back of the net on a corner kick from Amanda Harris with 10:55 left in the first half. It looked like Shawnee would make that goal stand up, but the referees awarded Guthrie one extra minute because of a delay of game on Shawnee. Guthrie got the ball into the box and Braunya Lewis made a save. When she got up, she dropped the ball and when she picked the ball back up, officials awarded Guthrie a free kick. The Lady Bluejays scored with less than 30 seconds left to sen the game to penalty kicks. Young, Hailey Satterfield, Harris, and Lily Perry made their kicks. Guthrie also made four. Shawnee had a miss and Guthrie tied it up. Julie Blankenship, Blythe Mocabee and Alycia Edwards all made shots in extra penalty kicks. Guthrie answered twice before Lewis made a nice save to seal the win and end the game. The Lady Wolves take on the winner of Del City and Durant at 1 p.m. Friday. Both McLoud teams are also in the tournament and both were shut out by host Noble. The Lady Bears beat the Lady Redskins 4-0. The Redskins lost to Noble 8-0.