Late tally lifts Tiger girls’ soccer |

Late tally lifts Tiger girls’ soccer

As the clock ticked down Thursday in Idaho Springs, the ball bounced around the Clear Creek box, the Tiger forwards desperately trying to get a foot on it.

5 … 4 … 3 … The ball broke loose to Summit’s Isidra Luna Torres, who tapped it over to junior Jessica Malknecht on the other side of the box. And with just over a second left, Malknecht buried the shot into the back of the net.

Summit 2, Clear Creek 1.

“It was a nail-biter,” SHS coach Emilie Theobold said. ” … The girls were excited. We’re really hoping this season is looking up.”

The Tigers have now won each of their first two games – both on the road – quite an achievement for a program that won only twice all of last season.

“We played much better than in our first game, and I think (Clear Creek) was a tougher team,” Theobold said. “We’re steadily showing improvement.”

Malknecht scored both Summit goals. Luna Torres had one assist, and Robyn Kresge made the pass on the first goal.

The Tigers had the lead early in the first half but lost it late in the second, around the 29th minute.

That’s when Summit turned it around.

“The ball was just bouncing around, from player to player, and Izzie somehow got it over to Jess,” Theobold said of the game-winner.

The undefeated Tigers play their first league match on Friday at Arvada with a 4 p.m. start.

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