Pirates, Tigers can1t settle rematch | SummitDaily.com

Pirates, Tigers can1t settle rematch

Summit High School freshman Tiffany Novak had a career-high two goals in the Summit soccer team1s 4-4 tie in Englewood Wednesday. With starting sweeper Abi Beer filling in for goalkeeper Betsy Sodaro, Summit could not hold leads of 2-0 and 4-2. Two overtimes could not settle the issue.

It was a rematch of the Pirates1 3-0 Class 4A Metro League win earlier in the season.

3Abi Beer did a great job of filling in in net, and the rest of the team did a great job adjusting to not having Abi in her regular defensive spot,² said Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky, whose Tigers moved to 3-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Metro League. 3After losing the first game to Englewood, I was proud and impressed with our team1s determination to win this second game.²

Summit led 2-0 at the half after Novak opened the scoring and senior scoring-leader Amanda Groneman converted a corner kick from Shannon Downen.

Englewood came back to tie it early in the second half.

But Stacy Downen put Summit back in front with a goal off the rebound of a Groneman shot. And Novak increased the cushion back to two with her second goal of the game, her third in the last two games. Fellow freshman Jamie Norton got the assist.

Englewood scored two goals late, one on a penalty kick after Summit was called for a hand-ball inside its penalty area, to tie it for good.

Summit plays Sheridan today in its last game before spring break. The Tigers will be missing some players who have already left town on vacation.

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