The shootout didn't start out in Capital's favor, as Mikaela Cox shot up and over the top of the goal. But Stone came right back and made her first shootout save, diving to make a stop on a shot by Shelton's Nicole Green.It's our first league girls' soccer title in over a decade. Go Cougs!
Capital's Hannah Scholes gave the Cougars a quick 1-0 shoot out lead, with a high kick to the back of the net past Shelton goalkeeper Ali Lund. On Shelton's second attempt, Stone once again went to her right, making a save on Shelton's Brit Bowman, who scored the first goal of the game at the fourth minute of regulation.
Jena Russell and Cecil Flores made goals on the Cougars' next attempts, but not before Shelton's Kassi Proffit put the ball out of Stone's reach.
It was up to the Highclimbers' Michelle Robinson to keep the shootout alive. But just as she had done the previous two saves, Stone dove to her right, getting the save.
"I know if I get there, I can get the save," Stone said.
Added: While we're on a CHS theme, here's a nice writeup of the crafty Mr. Lobe, a Capital teacher, who, with his wife Liz, turns flotsam into fortune.