When Max McNerney scored the first goal for Valley, no one predicted that the game would eventually go into quadruple overtime. Despite being down by four to Freedom at the end of the first half, the Vikings returned to the field with a new energy and in the first five minutes of the third quarter they tied the game, then after a few shots from the other team, the third quarter ended with a score of 6-7. After an exciting fourth quarter, the game was tied 9-9, and the sudden death overtime began. The four minutes of overtime ran out and so began the second, and the third, and the fourth. Finally after a number of close shots, and saves by Senior Matt Slook, Senior Marcos Pierce scored the winning shot, shortly followed by the team running onto the field as if they had just won the state championship.
“It was probably the best feeling I’ve had, like I’ve never been into four overtimes and having a good buddy score it was awesome,”Sophomore and Midfielder Jake Huerbin said.
Photo credits to Natalie Zeuske