An Alfredo Roman header off a cross was a split second too late Tuesday night as the Bremerton Knights fell to Sequim by a final of 2-1.
Bremerton’s lone goal came from Chris Sargent in the 36th minute.
Roman’s goal occurred just after the buzzer sounded to end the second half and didn’t count. Bremerton head coach Randy Lund says he has been opposed to high-school timekeeping rules for years due to situations like the one that occurred Tuesday at home.
“They should let the official keep time on the field,” he said. “I guess everybody likes to go, ‘Five, four, three, two, one!’ But the rule should be changed.”
It’s not the first controversial call the Knights have faced this year. In their 2-1 loss to Klahowya, Sargent put a ball past the keeper and through the side of the net to tie the game.
It was ruled a goal and the two teams lined up at the center circle, but was subsequently overruled and taken off the board.
“They originally called it a goal and then reversed it which was just dumb,” Lund said. “I’m just hoping some of the calls go our way from now on.”
Lund noted that the side net has since been repaired.
Following Tuesday night’s game, the Knights were 1-2 on the season. Their lone win came in a 2-1 victory over Port Townsend.
“I think this year in the Olympic League there’s a lot of parity,” Lund said. “Almost anybody can beat anybody on any given day.”