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ACCS falls one goal short in 2-1 loss

JACKSON — Adams County Christian School refused to give up in the closing seconds against the Veritas School Wednesday, but a wide kick by Jordan Parker couldn’t seal the deal for the Lady Rebels in a 2-1 loss.

Head coach Jimmy Allgood said the Lady Rebels played solid defense against Veritas’ dominant striker Mary Anna Story — not allowing her to score until the final minute in regulation as she gave Veritas a 1-0 lead.

“We did a man-to-man with (Peterson) against (Story), with other girls stepping up as monsters for us on defense,” Allgood said.

With 20 seconds left in the game, Lindsey Peterman made the throw-in to Parker, who crossed the ball over to Babb to tie the game with seconds left in regulation.

The two teams went to two, 10-minute overtime periods. Both continued their solid defense, as neither team saw a goal until the sixth minute of the second overtime period when Veritas took a 2-1 lead with just four minutes left to paly.

ACCS finally got their opportunity to tie the game with 20 seconds left and take the game to penalty kicks, but Parker’s last-second kick couldn’t finish the task.

“She took a shot on goal with her left foot that just went wide,” Allgood said.

ACCS will play two games at Laurel Christian starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.