Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

NMAA Errs in Tie Ruling.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

A Clerical Error Nixed a Shootout

The Cibola and Valley high school girls soccer teams were fit to be tied when their district game ended Thursday afternoon.

However, they shouldn't have left the field that way.

Due to a clerical error by the New Mexico Activities Association, the Cougars and Vikings were allowed to play to a 2-2 draw at the New Mexico Soccer Tournament Complex.

A winner should have been determined by overtime shootout, but such wasn't the case.

District 1AAAAA's tie-breaking procedures call for two 5-minute overtime periods to be played after tied games, followed by a shootout if the teams remain tied. …

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