The Othello boys soccer team suffered a devastating 2-1 double-overtime defeat Wed-nesday at Cheney in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament.
With just one minute left until a shootout, the Huskies turned the ball over in their half and Forrester Seipt capitalized scoring to send Cheney to the second round.
"It was a critical mistake at a critical time," Othello coach Bernie Garza said. "We are a much better team, we just couldn't finish. That one mistake we made in overtime, we paid for it."
The Huskies (16-4) had tied the game on a Hugo Martinez goal in the 78th minute. Martinez, a freshman, was making his second career start when he scored off a Jorge Campos direct kick.
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"We pushed so hard in the second half," Garza said. "We had a great season. Sixteen-and-4 is really impressive."
Martel Saucedo made five saves in the loss.
Scoring--1, Cheney, TJ Skillingstad, 38th; 2, Othello, Hugo Martinez (Jorge Campos) 78th; 3, Cheney, Forrester Seipt (Skillingstad), 89th. Shots--Othello 13, Cheney 11. Saves--Othello, Martel Saucedo, 5; Cheney, Joe Scott, 9.
Royal 2, Cascade 1 (SO): Marcos Quiroz scored in a shootout and regulation to lead the Knights to a shootout victory in Leavenworth against host Cascade in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament.
Quiroz scored in the second minute of regulation on a throw-in by Alex Myrick. The lead held up until early in the second half, when Cascade tied it on a penalty kick.
In the shootout, Royal got goals from Christian Guerrero, Hugo Rodriguez, Jose Gaxiola and Quiroz.
Lupe Arceo made two saves in goal to earn the victory.
Royal will host Seattle Christian at a time and date to be determined.