Millerettes win Bedlam in shootout, 2-1

Members of the Yukon Millerettes celebrate their 2-1 shootout win over Mustang on the Lady Broncos home field. It was the second straight time YHS has won at Mustang. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
MUSTANG – When it comes to the Canadian County Bedlam battle on the pitch, anything can happen.
For Yukon, it was the right thing.
The Millerettes for the second straight time, pulled off a 2-1 win over Mustang on the Lady Broncos home field, this time in shootout fashion.
The Millerettes remained unbeaten on the season at 4-0, while the Lady Broncos slipped to 2-2 overall.
The teams did not meet last season and Yukon won the regular season meeting between the teams, but lost in the playoffs to the Lady Broncos.
“We are excited about beating Mustang and going 4-0 into Spring Break,” Millerette head coach Danielle Tantillo said. “We had a few girls quarantined and a couple out with injuries, but we still figured it out, so I am very, very excited about it.
“We had some obstacle to overcome going into the game and we found a way,” Tantillo added. “Mustang us big and they are athletic, but we showed up and came away with the win.”
Mustang had rallied to tie the game 1-1 in the second half and after both teams missed on chances to score, the match went to a shootout.
Lex Chavez and Kloie Vrana gave the Millerettes the lead, hitting their penalty kicks and had two missed shots. Mustang, though came back and hit two, but their fifth shooter was turned away by keeper Abby Camp, setting the Millerettes up for the win.
Caid Jefferson, the final shooter for the Millerettes, connected on her shot, beating the keeper to the lower right corner that sent the team spilling onto the field in celebration.
“We told the girls to keep playing our game,” Tantillo said. “We were connecting on our passes and our soccer was better. And, we had players step in and step up for us.
“We have great group of girls,” she said. “We are very talented and play great soccer. We have the players that can come in when needed to pick up the slack and that is what they did tonight.”
The Millerettes had taken the initial lead in the match on a score from Avery Stanley.
The Millerettes return to the pitch on March 23, traveling to Westmoore for a 6 p.m. game.