RECAP: Fennville Takes District Match At Comstock in Penalty Kicks

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After 100 minutes of play, neither the Comstock Colts or Fennville Blackhawks could score in their District 34 first round postseason soccer match Monday evening at Comstock High School.  It was the Blackhawks getting the 7-5 edge in penalty kicks, advancing to the district semifinal Wednesday against Schoolcraft.

Unofficially, Comstock goalkeeper Logan Hicks made 15 saves, 12 of which came in the second half.   Fennville keeper Andy Estrada made seven saves.   For the shootout, Comstock put striker Evan Veenhuis in net.

Round Team Shooter Result Score
1 FENN Steven Mendoza-Huynh Save 0-0
1 COM Evan Veenhuis Goal 1-0 C
2 FENN Christian Mendoza-Huynh Goal 1-1,
2 COM David Thomas Save 1-1,
3 FENN Jan Serrato Miss 1-1,
3 COM Seth Ansel Goal 2-1 C,
4 FENN Jaime Flores Goal 2-2,
4 COM Kyle Moore Goal 3-2 C,
5 FENN Omar Diaz Goal 3-3,
5 COM Marcus Cannon Miss 3-3,
6 FENN Mauricio Bedolla Goal 4-3 F,
6 COM Fernando Plascencia Goal 4-4,
7 FENN Angel Villafuerte Goal 5-4 F,
7 COM Zach Taube Miss 5-4 F,
8 FENN Angel Perez Miss 5-4 F,
8 COM Eric Miller Miss 5-4 F,
9 FENN Eddie Mendoza Goal 6-4 F,
9 COM Branden Willis Goal 6-5 F,
10 FENN Armando Alvarez Goal 7-5 F

The game should have been ended after Fennville got ahead following the seventh round, however the officials incorrectly opted for a second full set of five rounds.   Per MHSAA rules:

“If score remains tied after each team has had five kicks:  a) Each coach will select five different players than the first five who already have kicked to take the kicks in a sudden-victory situation, wherein if one team scores and the other team does not score, the game is ended without more kicks being taken.”

In the end, Fennville won anyway, avoiding a possible controversy.   Fennville improves to 10-5-4 and Comstock’s season ends at 19-3-0.   The Blackhawks host Schoolcraft in the semifinals Wednesday, start time to be announced.

Listen back to Monday’s game below:

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