Things appeared awfully bleak for the Cardinal Gibbons women’ soccer group late Tuesday afternoon.
However there was maybe one bullet left in the Chiefs’ arsenal. Her identify was Alysa Vazquez.
Together with her workforce down two objectives with lower than 25 minutes left in the recreation, Vazquez put her teammates on her again and turned in a hat trick efficiency as Gibbons surprised host Carrollton Faculty 3-2 in a Region four-2A remaining.
The win advances the Chiefs to the state remaining 4 for the second time in class historical past and first time since 2009, once they lost the state championship recreation to Ponte Vedra in penalty kicks. Gibbons will host Tampa Academy Holy Names in a 2A state semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday.
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“We knew what they have been able to doing however the backside line is that at this level, this deep in the event, you’re up towards other nice groups and different nice coaches so what we did on the market at this time is completely superb,” stated Gibbons coach Margo Flack, now in her 19th yr heading the program. “We informed them on the (second half) water break it wouldn’t been straightforward, however that that’s the good part. When it’s robust and no one thinks you can do it, you go do it.”
Gibbons (17-1-four), whose solely loss this season is to undefeated and untied Archbishop McCarthy, started the long journey again with 24:31 left when Carrollton’s Virginia Moscetti fouled Vazquez inside the box. On the following penalty kick,…