However, after Tri-West took a 2-0 lead into halftime, Frankfort closed to tie in regulation and made a quick score in overtime to get both the win and likely league crown.
Tri-West coach Jeff Denny appeared emotional in seeing the Bruins come up short.
“We played the game that we wanted to play, but they just scored more goals than we did,” Denny said. “We lost our marks, and let down (on defense). In the overtime, Frankfort pulled our keeper out of the play and put it into the net.”
Tri-West showed more forward push early in the match, and that paid off with a penalty kick as Jaret DeGolyer was knocked to the ground in front of the Frankfort net. Lucas Brown connected the PK as Tri-West staked a 1-0 start.
Tri-West scored its second goal with 7:19 to go in the first half when Trevor Waite slid a pass for Oren Kolditz to drive into the net.
But, the forward momentum turned to Frankfort in the second half.
The Hot Dogs got a break when two defenders fell, allowing Jose Valdes to turn and kick past senior goalkeeper Matt Buckner. Frankfort continued pressing forward and broke even with 11:32 in regulation as Omar Santos made the score.
With the league crown on the line, the teams went to two seven-minute overtime periods. Again, Frankfort went into attack mode and managed to get Buckner out of position for Evan Giebel to hit a go ahead goal for the Hot Dogs.
That proved enough for the win, though Kolditz did force Frankfort’s Gerardo Morales to make a late save to preserve the win.
Tri-West fell to 10-5 on the year, as seniors Buckner, Kyle Kirby, Logan Stroup, Aaron Sorgius, and Quinton Thompson played their final home matches.