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Tritons KO'd in double-OT

January 31, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The soccer season came to a disappointing end for the Mariner Tritons Thursday night with a 2-1 double-overtime loss at Immokalee in the Region 3A-4 quarterfinal playoffs.

The Tritons tied the game 1-1 in the second half on a 25-yard score by Austin Lachmann with 20 minutes left in regulation time.

"We had opportunities to score, but couldn't get one past their keeper," said Tritons coach Martin Cardenas.

Meanwhile, Tritons keeper Michael Laborde recorded nine saves, all good ones according to Cardenas, lasting through most of the two overtimes.

Immokalee scored the game-winner on a headed ball off a corner kick halfway through the second OT.

"Yeah we're disappointed, obviously," said Cadenas, "but the boys played very hard and gave a good effort. It turned sloppy at times on both sides, and with the rain ... Still, I'v very proud of the guys."

Cardenas credited defenders Austin Hobson and Austin Turner with solid play along with midfielder Patrick Kibler.

The Tritons finish the season 17-5-4 while Immokalee advances to the Region 3A-4 semifinals on Feb. 4 against the winner of the Cape Coral-Golden Gate match, which was postponed until 6 p.m. Friday at Cape.

Region 2A-3: Bishop Verot extended its season with a 2-0 victory Thursday night over Cardinal Mooney at Vikings Stadium in the regional quarterfinal round.

Peter Routsis and Nathan Powers scored for the Vikings with keeper Brandon Doyle recording six saves to preserve the shutout.

The Vikings play a regional semifinal match Tuesday against the winner between DeSoto County and Clewiston.



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