, Muskogee, OK

Prep Sports

May 8, 2013

One date for state: Lady Tigers gain finals, boys fall just short



Santa Fe South 2,

Fort Gibson 1

Unfortunately, the Tigers couldn’t match the girls’ success after being knocked out by the Saints in the semifinals to end the season at 11-2.

Austin Ford’s goal with 22:39 left in the game cut the Tigers’ deficit to 2-1, but coach Todd Friend’s squad couldn’t get close to tie the game.

“We tried our hardest,” Ford said. “It’s a lot harder to come from behind than just flat-out playing. I tried my hardest to put one in the back of the net, but sometimes it just doesn’t click.

“It wasn’t a bad year but it would’ve been better if we had made the finals.”

The No. 2 Tigers had eight shots on goal in the game, six of them in the second half. Ford had two shots on goal in the second half and received an yellow card with 12:01 left in the physical game. Johan Chavez also had two shots on goal.

The No. 7 Saints (13-3), a state finalist last season, had 10 shots on goal for the game including six in the first half.

Edgar Moreno’s penalty kick with 6:04 left in the first half and Paul Incorvaia’s goal with 28:39 left in the game accounted for the Saints’ scoring.

Friend  said he thought there was a foul on Santa Fe South before the penalty kick, but it wasn’t called.

“To get a free goal like that in a big game like that, it’s disappointing,” he said. “Sometimes that happens. But the boys played hard. I can’t take anything away from their heart. They were all in and that’s what you ask for. We just came up a little bit short.”

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