EAST BEND - The Lady Falcons were unable to repeat their late-game dramatics of their opening-round win over Randleman, falling 2-0 to Piedmont in the second round of the 2A state playoffs Saturday.
Against the Tigers last Wednesday, Forbush scored five-straight goals to pull off the first-round upset 5-2 of the Pac-6 regular-season champion.
Randleman net two goals early in the second half to take a 2-0 lead before the Falcons made their charge.
Jessica Tucker ignited the comeback with a goal with 10 minutes remaining in regulation. DeAnna Wilkins knotted the game at 2-2 with a goal three minutes later, sending the game into an extra period.
In a non-sudden death overtime session, Forbush exploded for a trio of goals to pull out the upset victory.
Tucker, Wilkins and Sheridan Caudle all found the back of the net in overtime in a flurry of goals that spanned a little more than three minutes as the Falcons advanced into the second round.
Forbush tried to duplicate its opening-round magic when they took on Piedmont in the next round, but were unable to do so, dropping a 2-0 decision to bow out of the playoff bracket.
The Lady Falcons finish the season with a 16-6-1 record that included a third-place finish at 10-3-1 in the Mountain Valley Conference.
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.