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Trojans give Prairie Hawks their first loss

West’s Frisbie scores in double OT, 2-1
West High’s Micah Frisbie (left), Gada Ambo and Tomas Sanchez react to a Cedar Rapids Prairie corner kick Monday, April 30, in Cedar Rapids. West High defeated the Prairie Hawks, 2-1, in the second overtime period.

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High varsity Trojans handed Cedar Rapids Prairie its first loss of the season on Monday, April 30, at Prairie’s John Wall Stadium with a 2-1 win in sudden death overtime (OT).
The win dipped the Prairie Hawks to 7-1 and improved West’s record to 8-3.
Prairie struck first with a long-ball goal in the 30th minute by Matthew Walter. Shortly after, Gada Ambo tied the match with a cross kick from the right side into the back corner of the Prairie net. A stalemate ensued through the rest of the first half and all of the second half leading to overtime.
The Trojans scored in the final minute of the first OT, however a foul negated it, which led to the Trojans surrounding the referee in protest as time expired. Micah Frisbie ended the game, halfway through the second OT, after intercepting a “flick” from Ambo in midair and bombing the Prairie Hawks’ nest.
The win was West’s third in a row, after a 2-1 loss to rival City High on April 20, which disrupted a four-game winning streak.
The Trojans are home Friday, May 11, as Dubuque Wahlert visits for a 6:45 p.m. varsity match and Cedar Rapids Washington visits on Tuesday, May 15, also at 6:45 p.m. Waterloo West wraps up the regular season on the Ed Barker Soccer Field, at Iowa City West High, on Thursday, May 17.