Thursday, February 23, 2012

It took 50 penalty kicks and two days

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A high school soccer game in California came to an end after 50 penalty kicks spread out over two days, officials said.

The game between San Diego Crawford and The Bishop's School of San Diego (above)was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation time Tuesday and 42 penalty kicks were executed -- with each team making 18 and failing on three -- before officials halted the game due to darkness, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

The penalty kicks resumed the following day and Bishop's eventually won after scoring a goal on the 49th penalty kick and watching Crawford miss the 50th kick.

"All of us were so nervous after every (penalty) kick," said Matt Harris, who kicked the winning goal. "Any kick could have been the end. All of us were holding our breath."

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