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David Griswold, Published June 04 2010

ND state girls soccer: Reinholz scores OT goal to spark Shanley

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – It took longer than the allotted 80 minutes, but in that extra time the third-seeded Fargo Shanley Deacons were able to uncover some magic.

Eight-grader Anna Reinholz lofted a shot over Bismarck goalkeeper Amanda Bennes’s head in the 87th minute of play to lift Shanley to a 1-0 overtime victory on the first day of the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament.

“I just wanted to go fast, shoot hard and hope that it goes in,” Reinholz said of scoring the game-winning goal.

The Deacons forward took advantage of an open break along the right side by sniping a shot on the short side to lift Shanley (9-8-1) into the championship bracket.

“We’re really excited,” Reinholz said. “We knew we had to push really hard. We were tired and we were hurting, but we were pushing so we can get that last goal.”

Shanley goalkeeper Sammi Post recorded her eighth shutout of the year after turning away 16 Bismarck shots throughout the contest.

“I think the girls played great all the way from goalkeeper to forward,” said Shanley coach Kevin Roos. “Our defense was just solid. We knew that we needed to have good, patient defense all game because we knew we would have chances. It took a while to find the goal but we finally found it.”

The Deacons will meet Minot today at 6 p.m., while the Demons (9-4-2) will take the field opposite No. 1 seeded-Fargo North.

“Hopefully we can just keep playing this well and hopefully we can have a great game,” Roos said.

FIRST HALF: No scoring.

SECOND HALF: No scoring.

OVERTIME: 1, FS, Reinholz (Greving) 3:16.

SAVES: FS, Post 16. B, Bennes 14.

David Griswold is a sports writer for The Jamestown Sun, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.