The Pickens High School girls and boys soccer team headed to region rival, Gilmer High school to take on the Bobcats. The Dragonettes fell on “Sudden Death” penalty kicks 6-5. The Dragons fired first and final, scoring two goals in the first half; en route to a two nil win.
The “Nettes” nets were nipped first as Gilmer’s Rosie Landverde drew first blood, scoring at the 10:55 mark in the first half. Pickens’ Marie Kapinsky answered with a penalty kick goal with 5:11 left in the first half. The score remained 1-1 throughout the first half.
Dragonette, Maya Henderson, scored at the 21:15 mark in the second half to put Pickens up 2-1. The home team tied the game when, Maria Ford scored on a penalty kick at the 10:55 mark.
After two overtime halves and the first round of penalty kicks, the game was decided in “Sudden Death” when Tiana Longino claimed the 6-5 victory for the Lady “Cats.”
The Dragons caught fire early, scoring the game’s only goals in the first half. Jacob Godfrey scored on a penalty kick at the 7:15 mark and Titus Henderson scored a goal at the 2:20 mark