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October 11, 2012

Zionsville loses sectional final in penalty kicks

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The half ended in a 1-1 tie.

At the beginning of the second half, the Greyhounds continued their attack on the Eagles and scored first on an unassisted goal by Pelton again with 28:15 remaining in regulation to make the score 2-1.

But, the Eagles came back on the attack and regained a great deal of possession and scored just six minutes later on a Matthew Jordan blast into the upper left hand corner of the goal on a bouncing ball with 22:33 left in regulation.

In the final 20 minutes of regulation, both teams had their chances. But, regulation ended in a 2-2 tie.

In overtime, Zionsville outshot Carmel 4-1 in the two seven-minute periods, but were unable to score.

Rob Jordan said he thought the Eagles had the advantage.

“We felt we had the better legs,” Jordan said. “Because every time we transitioned, their team wasn’t coming back. So, we had a lot of opportunity going forward. We unfortunately didn’t make them pay for it.”

In penalty kicks, Carmel and Zionsville both made their first two penalty kicks before junior Matthew Perry missed over the top of the cross bar.

Carmel ended it on yet another score by Pelton as he put it in the corner to win penalty kicks 5-3.

Rob Jordan said he could not have been prouder of this team.

“This is a great group of kids,” Jordan said. “I know that every coach always says that, but I’ve done this for 26 years and this has been one of the best groups of kids I’ve ever been involved with.”

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