SHS girls salvage 1-1 tie with Sheridan |

SHS girls salvage 1-1 tie with Sheridan

Sam Flickinger

Amanda Groneman’s goal with eight minutes left in regulation lifted the Summit High girls soccer team to a 1-1 tie with Sheridan Friday in the Tigers’ final game before this week’s spring break.

Groneman’s goal came 11 minutes after Sheridan had taken the lead despite being badly outplayed by the Tigers, according to SHS head coach Charlie Krupanszky.

“It was a game where maybe we got a taste of our own medicine,” he said. “When we’ve played a team that’s maybe better than us and we’ve packed the net and frustrated them, that’s what Sheridan did to us. We dominated in the extreme and we got a little frustrated. It was a game where we had a lot of opportunities to score.”

The taste of a tie may be bitter, but a loss Friday would have tasted downright awful. Summit won despite taking the field without three starters and six players overall because of the spring break vacation, which began Friday.

“But we should have won the game anyway, even without them,” Krupanszky said. “We dominated the game.”

Jamie Dunning’s cross set up Groneman’s goal that resulted from a scramble in front of the Sheridan net. Sheridan’s goal also resulted from a scramble in front of Betsy Sodaro’s net, but Krupanszky lauded the senior goalkeeper’s energy in firing up her teammates to tie the game.

“Betsy played a strong game,” Krupanszky said. “She didn’t see much action in the first half, but she had a big voice in getting the team to come back after they scored that goal. After that goal she got us pumped up.”

The Tigers, now 3-3-2 overall and 2-1-2 in Metro League play, are scheduled to host Skyview Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. Summit trounced Skyview 8-0 back on April 1.

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