Rams fall to defending state champs in second round

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

“It was off Alexis’ punt and we know her punts are usually strong and …Ericca just made the run and the goalie came out and deflected it,” Helms said. “I was just there to put it in.”

White Oak was never threatened against after Helms’ deciding goal.

“We went a little bit more defensive just to make sure there were no lanes that were open,” White Oak coach Buddy Carroll said.

Havelock fell behind 1-0 and 2-1 in the match.

Natalie Johnson tied the match at 1-1 on an assist from Erica Quinn. And with the Rams down 2-1 with seven seconds left in the first half, Quinn tied the match at 2-2, scoring off a loose ball from 18 yards out.

“We felt like everything was going good,” Harris said of the late goal. “I think (Carroll) reorganized his defense and went more to a defensive team and just put his speed up top to try to beat our defense.

“We didn’t quite make the adjustments we needed to make. We didn’t get the crossing balls in the second half like we did in first half. We just did not get the quality shots.”

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