ALDEN - The Webster City girls' soccer team fought back from a deficit on three occasions here Friday night, but gaining the upper hand simply wasn't in the cards.
Trailing 3-1 in the 45th minute, Webster City went to work and eventually forced overtime tied at 4, but Iowa Falls-Alden found the back of the net first in overtime with 2:51 to go in the first 10-minute period to prevail, 5-4.
"I was real pleased with the way we were able to score, but we gave up too many easy goals on the other end," WCHS head coach Greg Bock said after his club slipped to 1-4 on the pitch. "But I'm really proud of the girls for how they came back in the second half to tie it and take it into overtime."
Junior midfielder Brenna Paukert rattled in two goals and assisted on two others in the loss. Sarah Paukert and Rachel Hoffman also notched goals, and Hannah Meyers collected an assist.
Brenna Paukert's first goal off a penalty kick in the 29th minute evened the score a 1.
Sarah Paukert found the back of the net in the 51st minute to trim the Cadets' lead to 3-2, and just a few minutes later Hoffmann knotted the bout at 3.
IF-A jumped ahead 4-3 and appeared to be on its way to a win in regulation until Brenna Paukert again weaved her way through the defense and punched the ball into the net.
WCHS took 15 shots on goal in the match, one more than the Cadets.
Lynx goalkeeper Samantha Garcia had eight saves.
WCHS will resume play on Thursday in Maxwell against Collins-Maxwell-Baxter. Play will get underway at 6 p.m.