"We let down for one minute," Rebel Coach Stephen Oderkirk said.
"They played real hard and we were flat-footed.
Claremont Webb 0 2 -- 2
Flintridge Prep 0 1 -- 1
Oakley (Bleick, 63rd minute), Bleick (Habos, 63rd minute). * Saves: Waddell 9. * Cards: Zimbroff (yellow, 45th minute), Oakley (yellow, 71st minute).
Li (43rd minute). * Saves: Maher 4. * Cards: Li (yellow, 28th minute).
"That's soccer. You can outplay a team and still lose. It's a
cruel mistress. It was all mental."
Flintridge Prep (8-5-4, 2-2-2 in league) needs the Gauls (7-6-1,
2-2-1) to lose to the league's last-place team, Rancho Palos Verdes
Chadwick, on Thursday in order to secure second place in the
If Webb defeats Chadwick for the second time this season, the
Rebels will have to petition for an at-large bid.
None of that would have been necessary if Flintridge Prep had
repelled Webb's spurt in the 63rd minute.
Gaul Chris Oakley tied the score at 1, and seconds later, the
senior stole the ball and found Bart Bleick for the winning score.
Eddie Li gave Flintridge Prep -- which had 24 shots, including 10
on goal -- a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute.