WICHITA — The Hays High School soccer season came to an end Tuesday at the hands of Wichita Trinity, but the Indians didn’t go down without a fight.
Facing a 3-0 deficit in the second half, the Indians scored a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes to make the game interesting before the final buzzer sounded in a 3-2 contest.
Junior Sydney Sulzman opened the scoring when she ran onto a deflected shot off Kamree Markley’s foot and beat the Knight goalkeeper with her first touch.
Minutes later, after a penalty was awarded inside the Trinity box, senior Allie Rome stepped to the spot to make it a one-goal game with two minutes left.
Unfortunately for Rome and the other two seniors, defender Lieacha Cook and goalkeeper Taylor Groen-Younger, the Indians failed to produce a goal in the final moments.
Trinity took an early lead in the first 10 minutes before Ally Henderon, a Baylor commit, made it 2-0 before half. The Knights opened a three-goal lead in the middle of the second half.
Trinity, who was without Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year Maycee Bell, advances to the state semifinals. Bell, a freshman, is playing with the U.S. girls’ national team in Europe.
Hays High ends its season 11-7.