High School Sports

Coed soccer: Su Valley beats Lumen Christi in penalty kicks in Borealis Conference tourney

Lumen Christi scored an own goal in a heartbreaking loss to Su Valley on Thursday in a coed soccer game in the first-round of the Borealis Conference tournament in Kenai.

Su Valley defeated Lumen Christi 3-2 on penalty kicks.

Up 1-0 after a first-half goal by Jon Streff, the Archangels scored on themselves on a bounce off a Lumen Christi defender on a Su Valley corner kick later in the half.

The teams remained tied at 1-1 through regulation and overtime, leading to the penalty shootout.

The loss knocked Lumen Christi into the consolation bracket. The Archangels return to the pitch at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

"I can't ask the kids to do more than they did and I am proud of the effort," said Lumen Christi coach Billy Hunt in a postgame press release. "We can live with a bad bounce off our own players. Things happen sometimes."