Hayden wins to oppose MHS in state title game

By Steve Sell
May 29, 2015

It was an absolute rocket.

Jacki Martinek’s scorching laser to the upper right post in the 93rd minute here Friday gave Topeka Hayden a dramatic 1-0 double-overtime victory over Bishop Miege in the semifinals of the Class 4-1A Girls State Soccer Tournament.

Topeka Hayden, now 15-5, will take on hometown heroes McPherson at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Bullpups’ home pitch. The Bullpups had advanced earlier in the evening with a 2-0 triumph over De Soto.

Even though there was no scoring in regulation and the first overtime, it was a wildly entertaining game featuring a lot of near-misses. Miege goalie Zoey Slettehaugh was acrobatic as was Hayden’s Ravel Lawlor. They combined for 16 saves as both teams let it fly early and often.

Miege, also 15-5, plays DeSoto at noon for third place.