Rangers fall in soccer semistate championship

From Herald Staff Reports
Forest Park shut down Providence for 94 minutes in Saturday's boys soccer semistate championship at Floyd Central, but one fluke sequence still dashed the Rangers' bid at playing for a state championship.

Providence scored on an own goal that deflected off a Ranger player and into the Forest Park goal in the first overtime session, and the Pioneers held on for a 1-0 victory to advance to next week's Class 1A state finals. The Rangers closed the season with a 14-4-3 mark after winning the program's first regional crown.

It was the second overtime skirmish of the day for the Rangers, who outlasted fifth-ranked Speedway (21-3) in a 2-1 semifinal victory. Dakota Begle notched the game-winner on a free kick in overtime, and Evan Dilger notched the first Ranger goal in the second half before Speedway knotted the game on a penalty kick.

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