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Trojans top Benton in sudden death overtime

May 9, 2018
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A little or in this case a lot of rain did not slow things down last Thursday evening. South Tama hosted Benton for a conference game on May 3. The Trojans topped the Bobcats with an exciting tie breaking goal in sudden death overtime for a 2-1 victory.

Benton led the game with one goal going into halftime. As the break wore on clouds rolled in. Both teams took to the field and as the second half began the skies opened up with a downpour sending fans running to take cover in their vehicles. But for the athletes the game must go on as long as there is no lighting.

"The rain affected the game because you have less control. The ball moves a lot faster in the rain and it makes it harder to save," said Smith.

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STC’s Jaelin Berger takes control during Thursday’s contest with the Benton Bobcats. The Trojans won the contest 2-1 in sudden death overtime.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham

As the game wore on it was looking as though Benton may capture the win. It would have been just their second win of the season. But with just around nine minutes remaining STC's Jaelin Berger scored for the Trojans tying the game at 1-1.

With regulation time running out the two teams remained dead locked at 1-1. STC and Benton entered into sudden death overtime with 10 minutes on the clock. There may have been lots of time to make a play but STC senior Sadie Smith took control. Within the first 30 seconds of the overtime Smith charged down the field and found the back of the net for the win for the Trojans. It was an exciting finish to an exciting game.

"It felt awesome to be able to finish the game especially in sudden death overtime," said Smith.

The Trojans will be on the road to Oskaloosa (6-3) on Thursday, May 10.



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