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Phantom foul crushes Lynx in tough loss to Cadets

Gilbert’s tying goal with 6:39 remaining waved off on foul; WCHS slips to 2-8 on season

May 14, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City girls' soccer coach Greg Bock felt like his team should have been celebrating following Friday night's match against Iowa Falls-Alden at Lynx Field.

But the scoreboard told a different story.

The Cadets scored a goal in the 27th minute, and it held up after Webster City's one shot that found the back of the net was waved off late in the second half, as Iowa Falls-Alden left town with a 1-0 victory.

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DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
Molly Gilbert (10) and Iowa Falls-Alden’s Lindsay Barnhart fight for the ball on Friday at Lynx Field.

Molly Gilbert rifled a shot into the net for the Lynx with just 6:39 remaining in regulation to tie the match at 1, or so it appeared. But a foul - one that Bock described as controversial - called on WCHS in the penalty box nullified the score.

"We really didn't see the foul," Bock said. "We felt that the goal should have counted, and that probably would have taken it into overtime. So it was a really frustrating night because I felt our girls outplayed the other team."

WCHS (2-8) held an 11-10 advantage in shots on goal, and Lynx goalkeeper Samantha Garcia collected six saves.

Iowa Falls-Alden's Hannah Krogh was responsible for the only goal, as she got in front of a bouncing ball and directed it past Garcia.

The Lynx will be back on their home pitch on Tuesday to face Boone at 5:30 p.m.



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