Lady Streaks take first-ever sectional win with PK

When Sandusky assistant coach Amanda Lizzi approached head coach Mark Fogg with a new game plan, Fogg was hesitant.
Fandy.com Staff
Oct 16, 2013
Lizzi sent a text to Fogg earlier in the week that said if the Streaks could hold Edison scoreless through regulation and two overtimes, she was confident they'd come out on top in a shootout of the sectional game.
 
Fogg admitted to being against the idea at first, but eventually obliged and moved one of his best players Bailey Smith, in goal to play keeper.

The plan worked so perfectly, it was almost scary.

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Smith had 10 saves in regulation, the Streaks held the Chargers scoreless through two overtimes, and freshman Alexis Jones hit the lower right corner for the winning score.

The Blue Streaks won the first-ever tournament match in school history.

“The whole thing panned out just like she said,” Fogg said of Lizzi. “Smith has only played two halves as goalie and she stepped up and did fantastic. I was kind of stubborn about the plan at first, but this is a night we will remember forever.”

That wasn't the only storyline of the night.

Jones had a head-to-head collision with an Edison player that took her out of a good chunk of the game.    “We were worried we weren't going to get her back,” Fogg said. “They had the medical staff really look at her and he gave her all kinds of tests. With the way concussions are these days, that's a scary thing and we were really worried about her.”

The med staff cleared Jones to play which proved to be crucial in the shootout.

Edison won the coin toss and decided to take the first turn at the shootout.

The teams traded misses through the first three kickers. Edison's fourth girl missed, which put Jones in the hot seat.

“They were all standing at midfield and Jones just said, 'I got this,'” Fogg said. “I looked at my assistant coaches and I said she's got this. She stepped up and nailed it. She's a freshman, but has been around the game a long time. Even as a freshman she was so composed. It was just really cool to see.”

The Streaks (5-11-1) return to action Thursday to take on top-seeded Clyde.

“This is the first sectional tournament win in the history of our school,” Fogg said. “It was an amazing night and an amazing team win. I'm so glad these girls used this opprtunity to get their name in the history books, and I know they will remember this forever.”