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Greyhounds' State Tournament Hopes Stymied in Overtime Shootout

The Pewaukee Pirates out shot Shorewood in a penalty shootout round, following two scoreless overtime periods.

The Greyhounds' state tournament dreams were dashed by Pewaukee Saturday, after the two played to a draw and entered a penalty shootout round.

The two met in the WIAA Division 2 boys soccer sectional finals in Whitewater. After two scoreless halves, the teams played two overtime periods in which neither was able to sneak a goal in.

In a penalty shootout round, Pewaukee out shot the Greyhounds 4-2, to move on to the state tournament.

"If we could have had five more minutes on the field, instead of a shootout, I think it would have been a different outcome," head coach Aron Gentry said.

However, Gentry said the 15-2-3 Greyhounds had one the best season's Shorewood has experienced in quite a while. Last season the team went 8-8-3.

"It was a fantastic season. They really set the bar high for next year's team," he added. "You never want to end the season in a tie, but we didn't lose the game, Pewaukee just advanced. I'm proud of this team."

This season, Shorewood limited opponents to nine goals while scoring 55.

Since 2006 when Gentry took over at the helm, the team has improved he said. Seniors Henry Cummings, Bobby Kohl and Elliott Kucharczyk were outstanding leaders and really set the standard in terms of work ethic, he continued.

"They really listened to the coaches," he said. "And playing in a tough conference prepared us for the playoffs."

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