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Urias scores golden goal to lead Panthers over Garden City in overtime
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GARDEN CITY — Great Bend High School junior Alexander Urias scored two goals, including the game-winning score to beat Garden City in overtime on the road Tuesday.
With three minutes remaining in the first overtime period, Urias got a pass from Jose Mijares, who had a goal and two assists in the game.
Urias beat the defense and got his shot around the Garden City goalkeeper to score the golden goal.
“We just played good soccer today,” GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said. “We were able to control the ball well. We have been playing very strong.”
GBHS is 8-1 overall, 4-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.
Urias also got the Panthers started in the first three minutes in the game, receiving a long pass from Mijares for a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
The Panthers remained dominant for the next 15 minutes, having multiple chances to score, but not connecting with the net.
Then, Garden City got a penalty kick opportunity.
“They had a long pass from their defense,” Prieto said. “Their player jumped over my defender, Kevin Morales, inside the box and the referee gave them a penalty kick. It changed the whole game.”
The Bufaloes took advantage of the opportunity, knotting the game at 1.
Morales contested the call and was later given a red card, taking him out of the game and forcing GBHS to play with only 10 players.
“We played well,” Prieto said. “We played with only 10 players for 60 to 65 minutes. We played good soccer.”
Mijares drove the game into overtime with a goal with 1:25 remaining.

                                                                                                             — Kevin Price