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Golden Goal: Norris' goal gives Lady Eagles overtime win

Cosby High School sophomore Madison Norris in action in the team's Region 1-A/AA semifinal win over University High. Norris had the game winning goal in overtime.
Published: 4:52 PM, 10/19/2012 Last updated: 11:19 PM, 10/19/2012

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-With their season on the line, the Cosby Lady Eagles came through at the last possible second.

Down to the final minute of the fourth overtime period of Thursday night's Region 1-A/AA quarterfinal game sophomore Madison Norris gave her team a victory.

Norris, off of a corner kick by Sunshine Mayfield, connected on a header in the 109th minute for the golden goal to give the Lady Eagles a 2-1 overtime victory over University High. With the victory, the Lady Eagles (12-3-1) advance to Tuesday's regional semifinal at Greeneville.

"What a beautiful header by Madison," Cosby coach Ken Green said. "She was due and she redeemed herself from some offsides and things of that nature."

Green said his team's effort to persevere for the overtime victory was due to their determination of wanting to continue their season.

"They hung tough and they played with heart like I think they have all year," Cosby coach Ken Green said. "I don't think they want to give this thing up quite yet.

"They showed me they wanted it, they showed each other they wanted it, and they got it," Green said.

Yet it was a similar effort by University High that sent the game into overtime.

"Hats off to University High, they're an excellent young team," Green said. "You can't ask for a better
game, there was excellent play on both sides from the second half on."

For the full story, see the October 20-21 weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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