Chaps fall to Anoka in District Championship

Lucas Koprowski, Editor-In-Chief

The Chaparral women’s soccer team fought hard at their district championship game against Anoka-Ramsey, only to be defeated in a shootout. Although the Chaps took an early lead with a header by Chaparral Defender Antoinette Zaffino in the first 10 minutes of the game, their defensive line was breached in the 75th minute and allowed Anoka’s Rochelle Perez to capture an even score with an unassisted goal. After two overtime periods, the two teams battled in a shootout. Anoka took the gold, winning 4-3.

“I thought we played hard,” said Head Coach of Chaparral Women’s Soccer Willie Fajkus. “It was a very difficult game. We made a mistake in the back, and they punished us. Unfortunately it came down to penalties, and that just essentially a coin flip.”