KINTNERSVILLE - In Tuesday's Colonial league semifinal playoff matchup between Southern Lehigh (15-0-1) and Northern Lehigh (10-4-2), 79 minutes of game time saw both teams go scoreless despite a number of opportunities.
It wasn't until the 10:48 mark of the second overtime period that the Spartans capitalized on one of their shots, as senior midfielder/forward Kelsey King's goal found it's way past the Bulldogs goalkeeper, junior Nicole Horn, for the 1-0 victory.
Horn, who tallied a total of 14 saves in goal, kept her team in the game throughout its entirety. She made a number of clutch saves in both regulation and the first overtime, and is a big credit to the Bulldogs' success.
"Nicole played outstanding in goal," said Northern Lehigh head coach Jessica Frew. "Southern Lehigh has top scorers and every shot (was) just denied."
The back line of the defense also played superb as well. While the Spartans had a number of opportunities on goal, the Bulldog defense made it tough around the net, and forced the ball out of the zone throughout the contest.
"Between her (Horn) and our backs - Heather Chandler and Morgan Farber - they just shut down the offense, which is what needed to happen," said Frey.
Although the Bulldogs have yet to get over the hump and defeat the Spartans, they showed they could hang with anyone, and a goal the other way would've propelled them into the championship game.
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