Clearfield and East played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday in a girls' soccer match that was equal parts track meet, chess match and prizefight. Unfortunately, the game will not be remembered for the fantastic play on the field but for a last-minute call in the second overtime.
With 20 seconds left on the clock, East senior Madison Roemer broke through Clearfield's backfield and out-dribbled goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stratton. Roemer's golden goal should have ended the game for the Leopards, but a late offsides call negated the score, finishing the game in a tie. East head coach Rudy Scheck angrily contested the call and was issued a red card.
The play on the field matched the scorching temperatures. Both teams played to a draw with aggressive passes and dominating defense until the 67th minute. Clearfield senior Kelsee Bone shot a penalty kick to junior Kenslee Doman, who found the first goal of the match. East junior Jayne Christensen tied the game at the 69th minute, forcing overtime.