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SHS soccer ties Kent after ref forces fans to leave

ENGLEWOOD – In a bizarre match that included an ejection and an unbelievable move by a referee, the Summit High School boys soccer team and Kent Denver played to a scoreless tie on Saturday in Denver.The action on the field moved Summit’s record to 2-0-3 and sent Kent to 2-1-1, but the real story took place in the stands. After Tigers star Kevin Pelen received his second yellow card for chattering to the ref and was automatically ejected early in the second half, one of the game’s officials decided he’d heard enough from the crowd.So he told SHS coach Peter Shafroth that Summit’s fans would have to leave the stands.”He said, ‘We’re not continuing this game until your fans leave, and if they don’t leave you’ll have to forfeit the game,'” said Shafroth, who coached at Kent a number of years before arriving at SHS.”This referee was ludicrous. I’ve never seen it. I think it’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t always think we have the best parents, but I’ve seen ’em far more abusive than they were today.”The fans eventually did leave, and watched the rest of the game from behind the fence.Kent, which made the 3A state title game last year, managed only three shots on goal against the Tigers, all of which were saved by SHS goalie Kylor Dossett.Senior co-captain Chris Nowakiwsky had Summit’s best scoring chance late in the second half, when he broke free and ended up one on one with Sun Devils keeper Alex Price. But, as was often the case on a day Shafroth called “unlucky” overall, Nowakiwsky was unable to finish.Converted forward Victor Casillas played his best game at fullback for the Tigers, who face Jefferson on the road Wednesday night.


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