The last good PK goes to Dundee-Crown
Dundee-Crown continued its roll, but it wasn't easy. Meanwhile, Jacobs' frustration continued.
Juan Ramos made the Chargers' final shot in sudden-death while Christian Martinez stopped Jacobs' final shot as the Chargers downed the Golden Eagles, 2-1, on penalty kicks in boys soccer action Thursday night.
Jose Angeles scored D-C's only goal in regulation in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action in Algonquin.
It was a typical, hard-fought D-C vs. Jacobs game.
"I really didn't expect it to go this far," said Charger coach Rey Vargas. "I didn't expect anything less than that, though."
Tensions between players and fans nearly boiled over with just under 11 minutes left in regulation after two opposing players got tangled up right in front of the bleachers, but order was quickly restored.
The teams were even at 4 apiece after the first round of 5 penalty kicks, then each team missed 2 straight. In a role reversal, Charger goalie Martinez made a penalty kick, but Jacobs answered. After Ramos scored for D-C (14-1, 5-0), Martinez stopped the Eagles' final shot.
"Last year we experienced this same thing, but we lost," said Martinez. "So I was trying to get my team up and we had to go for the win."
After a feeling-out period early, Angeles got free on a breakaway and scored from about 10 yards out.
Eric Soto answered for Jacobs exactly 6 minutes later, curling a corner kick directly into the net.
Each team had chances in the second half, but neither could find the back of the net. Jacobs' keeper Johan Wolf made the save on a point-blank shot by Angeles, and Martinez returned the favor on a header by Mike Mamola right in front of the net.
"In my coaching career, this has been the roughest two weeks," said Jacobs head coach Anthony Cappello. "There's nothing more I want for these boys than to get a result. They do the work. They put in the time, they put in the effort, they just can't buy a break right now. They can't buy a bounce."
The teams played through 2 scoreless overtimes before going to penalty kicks. Jacobs fans rushed the field as the Eagles appeared to score the winning goal in the first overtime, but it was disallowed on an offside call.
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