Rams beat Elks in PK shootout

By Dale Draughn - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Lady Rams continue to make history as the program advanced to the third round of the state 1A playoffs on Saturday as they defeated their conference rival, the Lady Elks of Elkin, 4-3 in a PK shootout.

Both teams played hard and challenged each other for the entire 110 minutes before the penalty kicks decided the game.

“I am proud of the way my girls stepped up because to be honest with you we did not practice that situation in practice at all,” said Head Coach Dale Draughn. “We had good shots on goal but we just did not finish the ball. We out shot them on goal by a count of 18 to 8.”

The Lady Rams and Lady Elks played a good competitive game with both teams attacking and counter attacking for the entire 100 minutes. Both defenses and GK for both teams came up big and played well.

In the end, the game was decided by PKs in which the Rams GK Courtney Byrd saved one of the Elks’ PK attempts and then the final shot sailed over the cross bar to give the Lady Rams a dramatic win.

With the win, the Lady Rams advance to round three in which they have to travel to #4 seeded Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday (weather permitting). Results were not available by press deadline.

By Dale Draughn

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

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