On Wednesday night the Lady Hot Dogs traveled to Lebanon for a late-season conference matchup. Both teams came to play in this rivalry game with each team controlling the ball fairly equally and only getting a few shots off in the first half. The half-time score was 0-0. The second half was a repeat of the first with both teams only managing a few shots; end of regulation score was still 0-0.
Since this was a Sagamore Conference the game went into two 7-minute overtime periods. Each overtime had a different story to it. The first 7 minutes the Lady Dogs had most of the control and had a few opportunities but couldn’t find the back of the net. The second overtime Lebanon had a greater offensive push. There was outstanding defense played by both squads which were highlighted with 2 minutes remaining in the second overtime when goalie Noemi Guijosa attacked a Lebanon cross and parried it away. However, the parry went to a Lebanon attacker who put a shot on the goal. The shot was saved by defender Rylee Seibert who managed a quick clearance. The ball found another Lebanon player who managed to redirect the ball towards the goal but it was cleared out for good by midfielder Jessica Carapia. The end of the second overtime continued the theme of the game being scoreless.
With those two saves, the Lady Dogs were taking some momentum into Penalty Kicks. The five girls that stepped up for the Lady Dogs were Flor Lopez, Liz Sandoval, Alejandra Hernandez Cruz, Nallely Alanis and Ariana Regalado. Each girl calmly stepped up and put their penalty kick past the Lebanon goalie. However, after each Hot Dog PK the Tigers managed to match with a few close calls that goalie Noemi Guijosa almost saved. With all 5 Hot Dog PKs it came down to Lebanon needing to make their last PK to extend the shootout. The Lebanon kicker put a low shot to left side of the goal that Noemi Guijosa made the save on. Final for the shootout was 5-4 Frankfort.
The win brings the girl’s overall record to 8-4-1 and 3-1 in Sagamore play. The next 3 games are all conference games. The 8th win also put this year’s squad into a 3-way tie for 2nd most wins in a season.
Before the Varsity game kicked off the JV Dogs took on Lebanon and won by a score of 5-1. Scoring goals in the JV game were: Liz Sandoval (2), Carolyne Morales, Ariana Regalado, and Maria Alanis.