The Flower Mound boys soccer team won their bi-district match with Irving Nimitz in heart-stopping fashion, 5-3.
The Jags led 1-0 in the first half as Tyler Wettstein was able to get a touch just across the goal line on a long throw-in from Scott Mrozek. In the second half, the Vikings were awarded a penalty kick on a questionable call in the box and tied the match. Despite several runs from Taylor Smith and other Jags, the 1-1 score stood up and sent the match into overtime.
In the first overtime, the Jags had four corner kicks but were not able to convert.
In the second overtime, Cam Riley hit crossbar and Ezra Richardson had a near miss when the Nimitz goalie was able to get a fingertip on his shot to push it wide of the net.
After 100 minutes of soccer, these kids had given their all but the match was still not settled.
The penalty kick shootout begin with Flower Mound’s Ezra Richardson beating the Viking goalie. Jag goalie, Michael Martin, then rejected the first Nimitz shot.
Cam Riley then put the Jags up by two and the Vikings missed their next shot over the goal. After a successful Tyler McElwee PK and a Nimitz make, the Jags were up on the scoreboard 4-3 with one kick remaining for each team.
Jag goalie, Martin, then stepped from the goal line to the penalty kick line to take to final kick for the Jags. A successful kick for the Jags would end the match and send the Jags into the next round of the playoffs. He sunk the shot into the back of the net, ripped off his goalie jersey and sprinted to the celebrating Jags fans. Teammates mauled Martin and celebrated a gritty win.
Flower Mound will play the winner of the Grand Praire/Temple game at a time and date to be determined.