Haskins’ golden goal keeps Timpview’s bid alive for second straight championship
By Bruce Smith
For the Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The Timpview Thunderbirds dream of a second straight state championship was put to the test Thursday afternoon until Lily Haskins kept their hopes alive with a “golden goal” in the first overtime.
After two halves of exciting play that ended without either team scoring, Haskins accepted a nice pass from Mica Schoenrock and aimed her shot into the top right-hand side of the Skyline goal to give the Thunderbirds a 1-0 victory in a 5A quarterfinal matchup.
Timpview advanced to next Tuesday’s 6 p.m. semifinal at Juan Diego Catholic High School’s field against Timpanogos. East takes on Maple Mountain in the 3:45 p.m. matchup. The winners will play for the 5A title Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
“It was very intense; it’s so good to just keep playing,” said Haskins, who was buried in a pile of teammates following her shot. “Both teams played at a very high speed. Mica hit a perfect ball to me. It was so awesome.”
Haskins said she didn’t have time to aim. She collected the pass, looked around quickly and noticed she was open with a clear shot. The rest was instinct.
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