Trinity soccer loses 4-1A Championship match in overtime
TOPEKA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - For the third straight season Trinity lost to Bishop Miege in the 4-1A State Championship.
This year’s loss came in heartbreaking fashion, as the Stags scored the match-winning goal off a penalty kick in overtime after a handball was called on the Knights in the box.
“A call is a call, to end the way it did, that stuff happens but I am so proud of how this team battled back,” Trinity Head Coach Casey Casamento said.
Bishop Miege scored early on in the first half of the match off of a set piece.
Trinity created few chances in the first 45 minutes, but came out the aggressors in the second half.
The Knights would find the equalizer with less than 30 minutes to play when Ethan Cary played a perfect ball over the Stags back line to Landon Green, who scored off a header.
“We battled, we gave one up early and it required every ounce of our heart, passion and character, we knew we had all of those things,” Casamento said.
The Knights created multiple chances late in the second half but were unable to put the match away in regulation.
With less than three minutes to play in the first golden goal overtime period, Trinity was called for a handball in the box that resulted in Mauricio Salas scoring the match-winning penalty kick to deliver the Stags sixth straight state championship.
“It was a tough loss but this team is one of the best to come out of Trinity Academy,” Casamento said.
The Knights finished the season with a record of 15-6-0.
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