soccer coach Ben Forgey summed up Saturday’s Penalty Kick loss to Valparaiso
in the IHSAA Hobart Sectional Finals very succinctly.
The Trojans fell
5-4 in sudden death penalty kicks after the game ended in a 0-0 tie through
“That’s not the way
you want a game to end,” Forgey said. “I wish we would have done more in
regulation to keep it from getting to that point.
that’s the way the game is.”
peppered Valparaiso goalie Sydney Vorrier eight times and had numerous ‘just
missed’ opportunities in the game.
but we didn’t convert,” Forgey said. “We had plenty of chances. I have 100
percent confidence that these girls gave everything they had tonight.
Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out.”
goalkeeper Carley Balas recorded 10 saves on the night.
“I think Carley is
the best goalie in the area,” Forgey said. “She did her part tonight, even
though I know she won’t feel that way.”
The Trojans will
graduate eight seniors off the roster that finished tied for the Duneland
Athletic Conference regular season title.
“Our seniors were
so invested in this season and this team,” Forgey said. “They helped the
younger kids get better and realize the culture we are building here. What a
(Valpo wins 5-4 on
Carley Balas 10 saves.
Sydney Vorrier 8 saves.