Mount Dora drops Keystone
Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Despite a heavy attack that controlled the ball for about 80 percent of the game, Keystone Heights couldn't finish on several scoring opportunities and saw its season end in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mount Dora in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals Thursday night.
Mount Dora forward Johma Quattiebaum opened the scoring in the 14th minute, putting a teammate's cross from the corner into the net from just inside the penalty box. Keystone Heights (14-6) controlled most of the first half, but couldn't get by Hurricanes keeper Sydney Kozlowski.
In the 20th minute, forward Rachel Crane outran two Mount Dora defenders to a loose ball in the box, but when she tried to put the shot over Kozlowski into the corner, the goalie made a diving save and fell on the loose ball. Three minutes later, Crane took a centering pass and one-touched it into the goal, but the score was called off because she was offside.
"We basically played most of the game in their end, but that doesn't matter if you don't score more than they do," Indians coach David McCollum said. "Our passing as we got close to the goal wasn't what it usually is and we didn't do a good enough job passing the ball back to our midfielders for shots outside the box."
The Indians finally got on the board in the 76th minute when forward Brittany Sabo connected with a long shot that just cleared Kozlowski's outstretched arms. Keystone Heights threatened heavily in the closing minutes, including two corner kicks and a free kick from just outside the box in the 80th minute. Sabo also got another shot from inside the box in the final minute, but midfielder Yesenia Suarez's save and clear preserved the win.
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