SHAWNEE – The Shawnee girls lost 2-1 to Edmond Santa Fe in a shootout at home after holding them off as long as they could Tuesday night.
“They came, they played, they played together... This is the No. 3 team in the district, losing in a shootout to them, you get the opportunity, you've gotta put them away when you get the PK's. But sometimes things just don't fall your way,” Shawnee coach Danny Kessner said.
The two teams were tied at 1-1 after regulation time ended and went scoreless through the extra minutes.
Santa Fe made their first kick in the shootout and Amanda Harris missed her opportunity to give Santa Fe a 1-0 advantage on the penalties. Harris earned a second opportunity after the Edmond goalkeeper crossed over the line too early, but both of her shots sailed over the goal.
Camille Columbus had her shot blocked and Charis Montgomery and Hailey Satterfield each made their opportunities, but Edmond made 3 of their four shots to get the win.
Kessner said the way his girls played showed the quality of play that they are capable of.
“We came out, we played, our heads were high and you couldn't have asked for a better thing,” he said.
The Lady Wolves went against the 20 mph winds in the first half and put three quality shots on the goal. They allowed Santa Fe to make seven shots and Braunya Lewis made five saves to keep things scoreless through the first half.
Santa Fe got a quality shot on goal with 35 minutes left in the game, but the shot sailed over the goal. They became the first to score a goal on a shot with 25:25 left to take a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Wolves were awarded a corner kick that was overturned to a penalty kick by Harris with 14:37 left. She sent a shot into the upper left side of the goal and tied things up at 1-1.
Both teams tried to take the lead but neither could get the edge and the game went into overtime but neither team could gain an advantage and the game went to a shootout.
The Lady Wolves played a more relaxed defense in the game instead of rushing the ball.
“Our intention was to try to push the ball forward, but for some reason it seemed like we were a more defensive-minded team rather than trying to play the ball up top and scoring,” Kessner said.
The Lady Wolves fall to 5-8 on the season with the loss. They travel to Norman Friday at 6 p.m. and will host Owasso April 24, for Senior Night.