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Last-Second Shot Foils Pella Boys Soccer

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Facing their second ranked opponent in as many days, the Pella boys soccer team found itself tied with Grinnell in the final sixty seconds of the match, only to lose 2-1 on a heart-breaking chip shot.  

The Tigers struck first, capitalizing on a breakaway in the 27th minute of the first half.  That score held for the majority of a physical, back-and-forth match, before a header by Pella’s Grant Barrick on a corner kick tied the match at 1-1.  However, with under 30 seconds remaining, the Tigers punched in a 25-yarder into the top right corner of the Little Dutch goal to win.  

The Pella boys soccer team is now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Little Hawkeye Conference.