By Barry Lewis
For The Lebanon Reporter
Eighty minutes wasn’t enough to decided Crawfordsville’s opponent in the Crawfordsville boys’ soccer sectional final on Saturday, so Southmont and Western Boone had to play overtime to determine the winner.
But that wasn’t enough to determine a winner either.
It took a shootout to determine the winner and when the air cleared it was Western Boone who earned the 2-1 win by winning the sudden death shootout 6-5
After playing 94 minutes and the score tied, the teams lined up for the shootout. In a shootout both teams alternates players taking a shot at the goal one-on-one against the goalie.
Jeremy Imes was the first player in line for the Stars. His goal was good, while Southmont’s first attempt was blocked by goalie Wiley Jettpace.
The Stars trotted Davis Clutter, Lucas Imboden, Marco Rameriz and Wesley Innocenti out after Imes. All but Rameriz’s shot found the back of the net.
Southmont, however, hit its last four shot to force sudden death.
In the sudden death, Brayton Dewees’ kick found the mark, but so did Southmont’s kick.
Alex Glidewell was next up and he also scored, but when Southmont’s seventh kick went high the Stars found themselves celebrating.
“I told Wiley when he went out there he would only have to stop one ball, because we weren’t going to miss,” Western Boone coach Mike Schlemmer said.
The game didn’t start off too well for the Stars as Southmont’s started Cameron Remley got behind the Western Boone defense and put the Mounties up 1-0 just 93 seconds into the game.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.