“I saw an excellent finish. Austin had perfect placement, perfect timing,” Faulkner said.
Two seven-minute halves of overtime was played with no scoring as the penalty kicks then decided the game.
The Cadets controlled the ball the majority of the game and had multiple scoring opportunities but just wasn’t able to convert on the chances.
“I really feel, and I’m slightly biased, that we dominated that game,” Faulkner said. “We were just unlucky in our finishing.”
Faulkner couldn’t put his finger on what prevented the Cadets from getting over the hump.
“It was just maybe we were too slow to hit or there was one extra touch too many. Maybe it was an unlucky bounce in the field or maybe a slip on the ball,” he said. “There are so many factors. I saw my guys play hard and I can’t really pinpoint it to one certain thing. It just didn’t go in.”
Cascade graduates four seniors in Brian McConnell, Patrick Jaggers, Daljot Bajwa and Lautenschlager.
“I could not have asked for a better group of guys. I really couldn’t, I’m so blessed to have had them,” Faulkner said. “I wish all four of them the best moving on.”