By Sam Ameen, The Morning Journal | October 22, 2013
CLEVELAND — If double overtime wasn’t enough for Bay and Holy Name, each team expended their penalty kicks when each team made four out of five goals.
In the one-and-one, Holy Name’s Brianna Gruber connected on the opportunity and Bay missed its shot attempt, putting the Green Wave in a Division II district final.
Holy Name won, 4-3, after making five of six penalty kicks.
Bay was leading, 3-2, when in the 75th minute, when Holy Name’s Kori Miller’s shot attempt from the right side of the penalty box trickled in to the left side of the goal, out of the reach of Bay keeper Ashley Grisnik. The game was tied at three.
In overtime and double overtime, Bay and Holy Name had chances to score, but each team’s defense locked down, creating difficult shot opportunities for both teams. The game transpired into penalty kick opportunities.
Bay put the pressure on Holy Name when Bay made its first four penalty-kick goals. Going into the fifth and final shot opportunity, Holy Name was 3-for-4. Holy Name made its fifth penalty kick as Bay missed its opportunity to nail its fifth-penalty kick to decide the game.
Holy Name jumped out to an early lead over Bay in the first few minutes.
Holy Name struck first in the fourth minute. Caroline Dreher connected from the left side of the 20-yard line. The shot curved to the high right, just out of the reach of Grisnik. Holy Name led 1-0.
In the 12th minute, Bay’s Sophie Steyns tied the game at 1.
After a free kick by the Rockets from the right side of the 25-yard line, Maddie Drenkhan attempted a header for a score, but the ball ricocheted off the right side of the goal post. Steyns scored off the rebound just inside the keeper box to tie the game.
Bay’s Jordan Holmes gave the Rockets a 2-1 lead in the 21st minute.
Holmes obtained the ball at the center of the field at the 20 and had an open shot opportunity. Holmes shot lined into the upper left side of the net, just out of the reach of Holy Name keeper Paige Reiss.
Bay extended its lead to 3-1 in the 49th after a free kick from Sam Meisenburg at the 30. Meisenburg’s kick from the right side of the field sailed into the front of the goal when Dakota Meisenburg headed the ball in for the score.
Gruber trimmed Bay’s lead to 3-2 when in the 63rd minute when her shot attempt from the right side of the penalty box rolled into the left side of the goal.