DODGE CITY — Seven more seconds and the Great Bend High School girls soccer team could have walked away from a one-point loss without controversy.
With seven seconds left in regulation, tempers flared and the Lady Panthers got into a brawl with Dodge City.
Dodge City went on to win the game 3-2 on Monday night.
Three girls on each team received red cards.
Great Bend’s Christina Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez and Summer Bates exited the game after receiving red cards for their parts in the brawl, and Dodge City’s Crystal Medina, Valencia Rivera and Ruth Palacios were penalized as well.
As for the game, Dodge City struck first, scoring all three of its goals before GBHS got onto the scoreboard.
Five minutes into the game, the Lady Demons’ Hoy Lim put in the first goal.
At the 20th minute, Saira Palacios scored, giving Dodge City a 2-0 lead at halftime.
The Lady Demons’ final goal came at the 74th minute when Scarlett Real beat the GBHS defense and scored.
Christina Hernandez put Great Bend on the board with a long shot from about 35 yards out just three minutes after Real’s goal.
A couple of minutes later, Bates closed the gap, scoring the second Lady Panthers’ goal. The Lady Panthers crossed the ball into Dodge City’s box and Bates got her head on the ball to bury it into the net.
Great Bend, which is now 3-2-1 overall this season with a WAC record or 1-1-1, will be back on the pitch today with a game against Hays at home.
The junior varsity team begins play at 4 p.m. with the varsity game beginning approximately 20 minutes after it.
— Kevin Price