By JOSH HUGHES
Sports activities Author
PARKERSBURG –A full 80 minutes and two 10-minute overtimes weren’t sufficient, as Parkersburg and Parkersburg South needed to take a regional semifinal to penalty kicks on Tuesday night time from Stadium Discipline. Parkersburg obtained the 4-3 PK victory after being unable to interrupt a 1-1 tie in regulation and extra time, however South made the Large Reds work for it.
It was a defensive showcase for Christian Altizer and the No. 4-seeded Patriots, as they confronted 15 photographs on aim. PHS couldn’t reap the benefits of a number of photographs deep into PSHS territory. After a gap rating from Shawn Cross within the 4th minute, PHS needed to play the ready recreation and struck again within the thirty sixth minute, as Kota Butcher ripped a shot going from proper to left previous Altizer.
PHS saved firing late within the contest with a barrage of nook kicks and shut throw-ins that couldn’t discover the mark, so to penalty kicks the 2 sides went.
After a pair of South misfires and one PHS miss, Tanner Marlow lastly broke the scoreless futility. He scored the primary tally of the penalty kick part, as South wanted a solution. Ayden Willison, who beforehand performed an enormous position in having his goalkeeper’s again in regulation, tied up the interval. Landon Shedd’s make previous Altizer gave PHS a 2-1 benefit. Tobi Adebulu saved the strain on, as he squared the PK session again up at 2. Sam Chicester and Kellson Cobble respectvely made photographs for his or her groups, and it was all as much as Grant Miller. Miller fired a shot to the best facet of Altizer, who couldn’t get to the ball in time.
That secured the victory. High-seeded PHS survived the upset bid and can play in a regional ultimate on Thursday at residence in opposition to Hurricane.
“They’re an awesome group, and it’s a rivalry, too,” PHS head coach Billy Shedd mentioned of South. “You simply by no means know what’s going to occur. They got here out and put numerous strain on us. We needed to make some fast choices, and so they jumped on us by scoring off a (Dylen White) free kick. However we began taking part in higher and obtained a aim again. Hats off to them. I appreciated that.”
For his half PSHS head coach Jamie Whitlach was complimentary of his group after a curler coaster of a season got here to a detailed.
“We misplaced, however we didn’t lose in regulation. Our two centerbacks are the perfect within the state. They should get votes for that, as a result of these two children have made this group higher,” he mentioned. “(altizer) wants votes for all-state, as a result of he performed his butt off. The remainder of the group didn’t give up. They didn’t again down or decrease themselves. PHS has numerous high quality children, and the workers pushes them to the restrict.”
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