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Forum staff reports, Published June 01 2012

Bismarck St. Mary's wins in shootout

GRAND FORKS – Since getting the first score of the season for Bismarck St. Mary’s, Alli Greff has gone without a goal – until Friday, with a goal that doesn’t count on her individual statistics.

That doesn’t bother Greff, however. In what was arguably the Saints’ biggest score of the season, Greff’s tally in a sudden-death shootout gave St. Mary’s a victory against Bismarck Century in the semifinals of the North Dakota Class A girls high school soccer tournament.

The win advances St. Mary’s into today’s 3 p.m. title game against Fargo Shanley.

While shootout goals don’t count in a player’s statistics, “I don’t care,” Greff said, “not at all. That one was for the team.”

The teams were scoreless through regulation and two overtimes, then played to a 3-3 tie in the shootout.

After each team missed in the first sudden-death round, Greff drilled a high shot that deflected off the crossbar and down to the ground. After a brief discussion, the officials ruled it a goal.

“I was worried when the refs didn’t react right away,” Greff said. “I was afraid they’d say it was no goal. Then when they did (allow the goal), I freaked out.

For Century, it was a turnaround from a year ago, when the Patriots won the state championship game in a sudden-death shootout.

FIRST HALF: no scoring.

SECOND HALF: no scoring.

SHOOTOUT: SM, Puetz, Hall, Miller, Greff. BC, Obrigewitch, Welch, Glatt.

SAVES: SM, Power 15. BC, Leintz, 12.

Davies earns victory

in consolation semis

Fargo Davies’ Natalia Nice, Kenzie Carlson and Carly Bertsch each scored one goal to lift the Eagles to a 3-1 victory over Grand Forks Red River in the consolation semifinals.

Davies plays Fargo North today for the consolation championship.

FIRST HALF: 1, GFRR, Fetsch, 2:15. 2, FD, Bertsch (Klingman), 12:31. 3, FD, Nice (Klose), 19:39. 4, FD, Carlson (McCullough), 30:56.

SECOND HALF: no scoring.

SAVES: RR, LaDouceur, 11. FD, Orson, 11.

Bergeron lifts Spartans to victory in double OT

North’s Emma Bergeron netted a double-overtime goal to lift the Spartans to a 3-2 victory over Bismarck in the consolation semifinals.

Alyssa Gross and Carmen Ross also scored goals for the Spartans.

FIRST HALF: 1, FN, Gross, 16:07. 2, B, Ferguson, 35:32.

SECOND HALF: 3, B, Ferguson, 43:46. 4, FN, Ross (Bergeron, Simmer), 69:10. 5, FN, Bergeron, 93:56.

SAVES: FN, Schmiess, 12. B, Bachmeier, 8.