Mount Shasta soccer loses playoff opener in overtime shootout

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The Mount Shasta Bears, left, and Redding Christian Lions, react during the overtime shootout that ended their Northern Section playoff game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Shastice Park in Mount Shasta.

The Mount Shasta High School soccer team rallied to score 2 goals in the second half of the second half and send Wednesday's first round Northern Section playoff game into overtime.

In the colorful fading light at the Bears' upper Shastice Park field, neither No. 2 seeded Mount Shasta or No. 7 Redding Christian scored during two 10-minute overtime periods, then two 5-minute overtime periods.

Redding Christian won the game by scoring on its first three tries in the penalty kick shootout that followed, while the Bears missed three times.

Mount Shasta's season came to an end with 13-3-4 overall record. Redding Christian (9-8-4) advances to the semifinals at the winner of Thursday's game between No. 3 Paradise Adventist and No. 6 Quincy.

The Bears fell behind, 2-0, early, then dominated play most of the rest of the way with little success finding the back of the net.

Second half goals by Jarrod Althaus-Cressman and Tanner Lujan finally evened the score.