East wins all-star game on penalty kicks

Fog rolled in before halftime of the Subway All-Star Soccer Game Thursday night.

With a a storm was on its way, officials shortened the game to get ahead of the threatening weather.

Halftime became a water break and 20 minutes was trimmed off the second half.

Scoreless after regulation, the game was decided by penalty kicks.

Navarre’s Mason Fralick nailed one of the penalty kicks that evened the score at 2-2. The East went on to win it 3-2 over the West.

Fralick, one of three Raiders on the East team, was calm and cool as he lined up for his shot in a pressure-packed moment.

“I’ve taken 30-something penalty kicks in high school and never missed one. I never doubted it,” Fralick said.

In a game featuring top seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties, Fralick joined Navarre teammates Ethan Green and Kenny Morillo on the East team at Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola.

He hoped for a more decisive win, but he’ll take a victory any way he can get it.

“One of my teammates said for having just one practice, it was a pretty intense game,” Fralick said.

Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

 

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