Despite being outshot 25-5 in the match, the Madera South girls soccer team still had a miraculous chance to complete the improbable comeback tie against Div. I team Clovis North in the season opener for both teams.
With less than 10 seconds left in regulation, the Div. II Stallions just missed a shot from point-blank range that would’ve evened the game Tuesday evening in a 2-1 loss to the Broncos at Memorial Stadium.
While the Stallions’ offensive attack seemed to be lacking through most of the game, Madera South kicked into high gear in the final 10 minutes and produced a sensational goal by sophomore Jasmine Garibay to cut the lead to 2-1 with three minutes remaining.
The Stallions continued to attack Clovis North’s goalkeeper, who deflected a ball that fell just a few inches away from the goal-line ready to be kicked in by Madera South for the game-tying score in the waning moments of the match. The Broncos caught a break as the Stallions’ shot attempt was just off the mark before the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the game...