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Rock Bridge boys soccer loses state semifinal in overtime

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 10:14 p.m. CST; updated 6:41 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team (21-8-1) lost 2-1 to Chaminade in the semifinals of the state tournament on Friday night.

Both Rock Bridge and Chaminade (25-2-2) were scoreless at halftime. The Bruins took the lead six minutes into the second half when forward Ryan Stanowski scored on a free kick.  

The Red Devils tied the game with 26:36 remaining when forward Jordan Bay scored a goal assisted by defender Josh Burnett.

The game remained in a deadlock for the rest of regulation. In the seventh minute of overtime, Chaminade midfielder Jason Pesek took possession of a loose ball and scored the deciding goal.

“It went to overtime and the ball didn’t go our way,” Rock Bridge coach Alex Nichols said.

Nichols said his team was sad after the game and he felt for his seniors, who have been with the program for as long as he has been coaching the team. 

“We’re humbled that we have been to state three years in a row, but like last year we know that we could be playing in the championship game,” he said.

Rock Bridge will play Rockhurst (19-10-1) in the third place game at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  

Chaminade will go against Christian Brothers College High School (25-5-1) for the state championship at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 


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