|Sedona loses heartbreaker to Badgers in overtime|
|Written by Brian Bergner Jr.|
|Sunday, 15 January 2012 00:00|
The Scorpion girls soccer team fell to 3-6 overall this season with a tough 3-2 loss in overtime Tuesday, Jan. 10, to the visiting Badgers of Prescott High School.
“I can’t believe we didn’t score a few more goals on them in the beginning,” fifth-year Sedona Red Rock High School Head Coach Tom Cadigan said. “Prescott didn’t play well to start, and we didn’t take advantage.”
Sedona junior Meredith Woodford scored off an assist by junior Jillian Bradshaw to make it 1-0 Scorpions midway through the first half.
Junior Jordan Matthews made it 2-0 Sedona off a stellar cross by junior Cassi Sanchez, who recorded the assist on the play. The Scorpions took 10 shots on goal against Prescott while the Badgers had nine of their own.
Heading in to the second half up 2-0, Sedona players felt confident, but it didn’t take long for Prescott to tie things up at 2-2, forcing two 10-minute overtime periods.
In the 89th minute, Prescott took a 3-2 lead on the Scorpions, which was the final.
“I remember saying to the girls that we had 11 minutes left of soccer [after Prescott scored in overtime], but we weren’t able to punch one through,” Cadigan said.
Junior goalkeeper Sierra Winters recorded seven saves against the Badgers on Monday, and the defense didn’t look half bad, according to Cadigan.
“It was a little heartbreaking,” junior team captain Marissa Surber said. “We went into the second half with the 2-0 lead and we just didn’t close it out.”
At 3-6, Sedona is scheduled to host Page High School on Tuesday, Jan. 17. If the Scorpions don’t finish the season with at least three wins out of their last four games, they may be sitting at home come state tournament time. Official start time is set for 6 p.m.