DODGE CITY — The Hays High girls' soccer team handed the Dodge City Red Demons girls a 1-0 overtime loss on Tuesday.
The winner came with 2:16 left in first overtime half, coming via penalty kick from Maggie Robben into the top right corner of the net.
It was a fitting finale to a game in which the Indians dominated the bulk of the offensive possession throughout, but struggled to break through the Red Demon defense, and in which the Red Demon offense struggled.
Hays had the huge majority of the offensive opportunities in both the first and second halves. Dodge City fought, but throughout the night the Red Demons lacked the speed needed to break through the Indians' defense and create any major offensive chances.
Even when the Indians were able to break through the Red Demon defense, they were stifled throughout by freshman goalkeeper Daisy Orozco. She aggressively attacked the ball even within traffic and made all the routine saves her team needed to stay in the game.
She also made the big ones, such as with just under 29 minutes in the second half and the score still zero. On the play, she stopped a penalty kick, then stopped the follow-up shot off the rebound.
Hays improved to 4-1 on the season and will play host to Liberal at 4 p.m. on Thursday.