Cass goalkeeper Brianna Bullock made two crucial saves in Friday’s shootout to lift the Lady Colonels to a 3-1 victory over Kell on penalty kicks. The Region 7-AAAAA victory closes out the region slate for Cass with a sixth consecutive win and avenges PK losses to the Lady Longhorns each of the past two seasons.
Kell scored the only goal of the first half just past the mid-point of the opening 40 minutes.
The Lady Colonels responded in the second half on a goal by Morgan Delarm. She was able to score off a cross from Logan Vermaas and the two teams finished regulation tied 1-1.
After the two teams went scoreless through the two, five-minute overtimes, the game was decided on penalty kicks.
Logan Vermaas, Emily Tracy, and Lupita Pineda found the back of the net on their PKs and Bullock made the stops necessary as the Lady Colonels won in dramatic fashion.
Cass, 8-7 overall, finished Region 7-AAAAA play with a 6-2 record after opening losses to Carrollton and Rome. The six-game region win streak locks the Lady Colonels into the No. 3 seed in the Class 5A state tournament that begins April 24.
The Lady Colonels have four more non-region games before the playoffs begin.
Cass will host Darlington April 11, travel to North Springs April 13, and host Calhoun (April 17) and Heritage-Catoosa (April 19).
KELL BOYS 5, CASS 4
The Cass boys soccer team was edged at home Friday night by visiting Kell, 5-4, in a Region 7-AAAAA match.
Cass led 1-0 about midway through the first half on a Carlos Perez goal off an Anthony Robledo cross, but Kell responded approximately six minutes later to knot the game at 1-1 at halftime.
In the second half, Kell scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead and ultimately deny a Colonels’ comeback.
Cass did threaten however.
The Colonels scored three goals in a seven-minute span to give themselves a chance, but ultimately came up one goal short.
Felipe Albarran, Robledo, and Perez scored the second half goals for Cass.
Cass (7-8, 5-3) returns to the pitch April 13 at North Springs.