READING — Eleven seconds.
After early exits in each of the last two seasons, the Ragdolls came from behind in a 2-1 overtime win over Council Rock South.
Standing on the precipice of a three-peat, something the girls soccer program at Archbishop Ryan had never done, the Ragdolls did the only thing they could think of before Sunday afternoon’s Catholic League championship game:
Kaitlyn McFadden was just about the last person on anyone’s list to score the game-winning goal and send Archbishop Ryan to its third straight Catholic League girls soccer championship game.
When Thursday night’s Catholic League girls soccer semifinals come around and Little Flower’s David steps on to the field to face the mighty Goliath of Archbishop Ryan at 7 p.m., Casey Brown knows nobody will give her team much of a chance to win.
On a cold and rainy afternoon in Bensalem, Jazmin Gonzalez was feeling generous.
Despite winning 21 of its 23 games in 2013, what the Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team remembers most about how last season ended is the quiet dejection.
As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it.