Women's Soccer Comes Away with Exciting Penalty Kicks Win
November 29, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Postseason soccer is uniquely different than the regular season in one glaring factor. You cannot end in a tie. That being the case left the Palm Beach Atlantic and Trinity Christian College women’s soccer teams left to settle the score in penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie and scoreless overtime periods. The Fish were on the winning side as they claimed a 4-3 win in p.k.’s.
If it weren’t for a last minute penalty kick the match may have never gone to overtime. As it were, the officials signaled penalty kick with 26 seconds left in regulation and Trinity Christian Kelsey Roller cashed in on the score.
The last minute score came after the Sailfish had posted their only goal of regulation in the 24th minute of the first half as Elizabeth Gonzalez found Martha Taboas for a cross and finish for a 1-0 lead.
In moving to the shootout, Trinity would miss their first opportunity which opened the door for the Sailfish strikers.
Ashley Shoaf gave the Fish their first score followed by goals from Karoline Harnes and Tabaos.
Sophomore Bailey Sprague then made it a perfect 4-for-4 before a TCC attempt hit the post which gave the Fish a 4-3 win.
Goalkeeper Allison Fox claimed the win as PBA will have one match remaining for the season on Saturday.
PBA will take on No. 1-seed Judson University on Saturday at 10 am.