Samantha Glackin/Alleman soccer

Alleman soccer loses double-overtime heartbreaker

Samantha is the daughter of Patrick & Eydie (Gonzalez) Glackin

Granddaughter of Philip (Foe) Gonzalez

Great Granddaughter of San Juana (Simon) Terronez Sierra

Posted Online: May 10, 2011, 10:13 pm

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By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com

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–>Faced with two one-on-one chances, Alleman junior goalkeeper Samantha Glackin made game-saving stops on each attempt.

Glackin just couldn’t get a third.

With Plano senior forward Hannah Moody on a breakaway late in the second overtime, Glackin came from the net, looking for another save. Instead, Moody sent a shot to the right post that sailed into the net on Tuesday, handing the Pioneers a 3-2 loss in the Class 1A Mendota Regional quarterfinals at McKenzie Field.

“I thought Sam was going to come out and get it,” Alleman coach Randy Bollman said. “I was comfortable with her coming out. She did much better in this game than previous games coming out, getting down and getting herself big. I thought she would get it and keep us in it.”

After having two breakaways thwarted by Glackin, the Reapers finally found an opening.

“It’s tough,” Alleman freshman midfielder MaryKim Tadda said. “It hurts.”

The goal wasn’t the worst part. It was Plano’s comeback.

The Pioneers (4-14-1) appeared to have control, getting two Tadda goals in the first 16 minutes and holding Plano to zero shots during that span. The Reapers eventually cut the deficit in half when Paloma Lopez scored in the 22nd minute on their first shot attempt.

“I never feel comfortable with 2-0 leads,” Bollman said. “I hate them because you have a tendency to get that we’ve-got-this feeling. One goal, now you’re down and the other team is back up. Those leads are horrible.”

Still, the Pioneers appeared to be in control. They dominated possession, but Plano keeper Taylor Beal made four clutch second-half saves to keep preserve the score. The Reapers, on the other hand, converted their one second-half scoring chance.

Moody had a clear path to the goal, but Glackin made the initial stop eight yards from the net. The ball stayed in the Alleman penalty area before Claria Diaz corraled the rebound and scored to the near post with seven minutes left in regulation.

“I couldn’t see it,” Bollman said. “There was so much chaos.”

The Reapers built on their momentum, but Glackin once again stopped a Moody breakway early in the second overtime. Three minutes later, Moody found the net, ending the Pioneers’ season.

“It’s tough, but if I look back on the whole season, I really didn’t think we would be in this position,” Bollman said. “With all the new girls we had and the new girls coming in, I’m proud of them. It’s definitely tough to swallow, but not as bad as it seems.”

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