By Rod Jensen
The Hillcrest/Pelican Rapids Boys Soccer Team was defeated by the Detroit Lakes Lakers in their final regular season game by the score of 3-2 in overtime.
The Lakers scored the only goal in the first half after electing to attack with a strong south wind. The Comets came out in the second half and scored two goals to pull ahead. Romario Moreno scored eight minutes into the second half for the Comets off a pass from Josue Gomezcoello. The Comets took the lead 25 minutes into the half when Kevin Franco scored off a blast, following a feed from Romario Moreno. Detroit Lakes scored in the last five minutes to tie the score and send it into OT.
The Lakers scored in the first half of overtime to take the lead, and the score held until the end of the contest.
The Comets finish their regular season with a record of 9-6-0.
The Comets now regroup to prepare for the playoff season, with first round starting next Thursday.