Lincoln falls from playoffs after 1-1 tie with El Camino

Eagles take shootout to advance
By: Jim Linsdau News Messenger Sports Editor
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The visiting El Camino Eagles advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Soccer Playoffs thanks to a couple of errant penalty kicks that went in their favor Thursday. After the Lincoln High School girls soccer team battled El Camino to a 1-1 deadlock the match came down to a shootout. The Eagles got the edge when a couple of the Fighting Zebras? PKs missed the mark. ?We had our chances. We should have scored three or four goals in the first part; we had our chances,? said a subdued Jason Treanor, Lincoln head coach. ?We played well, a lot of heart. It?s just a tough way to lose.? That brought to an end a season that saw an anticipated, moderately good team become a very good team. The Pioneer Valley League runners up nearly knocked Colfax from the ranks of the leagues unbeaten to compile an 11-6-4 record and finish 5-3-2 in conference. Other than two losses to the Falcons, Center was the only other team in the PVL to defeat the Fighting Zebras. Alyssa Gallagher scored Lincoln?s lone goal of the night on an assist from Sylvia Fernstorm. The blue-and-gold took 20 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Abbie Faingold had 13 saves in the contest. ?The program?s been going nothing but up,? Treanor said. ?I think we did our league proud; we did our town proud; the girls played hard and the best they could; sometimes, even if you play better than the other team it doesn?t mean you always win.? PVL No. 3 seed Bear River dropped a 5-0 decision to Antelope Thursday and was also eliminated from the playoffs. Colfax received a bye and was scheduled to play Rodriguez Tuesday, a 4-1 winner over Natomas. Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Division III Girls Soccer El Camino 1, Lincoln 1 El Camino advances via shootout penalty kick advantage