Three days removed from overcoming the fourth-seeded North Broward Prep, the Lady Patriots collided with the first-seeded Chiefs in hopes of pulling off another upset to keep their goals of a state title alive Feb. 14.
Both sides started off the game slowly, ending the first half knotted up at 0-0. After the break, the Chiefs grabbed the first lead of the game but lost it when the Patriots matched them with a goal of their own. The score remained tied up until a Cardinal Gibbons once again pulled away with the game-winner late in the second half to defeat Heritage 2-1.
“I think our recent injuries had a big impact on the game because it forced a lot of girls to play outside of their normal positions,” senior Lilly Graves said. “But in the end, everyone fought hard, and we got unlucky with the result.”
The loss marked Heritage’s fifth of the year and halted their playoff run in the regional semifinals.