Region soccer: Hallmon, Mosley girls rally past Gulf Breeze


Mosley advanced to play Pensacola West Florida Tech in the Region 1-3A semifinal.

Andrew Wardlow
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 22:44 PM.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Mosley tested the tensile strength of Gulf Breeze’s defense and finally found the breaking point.

Taylor Hallmon’s two goals in the first four minutes of the second half helped Mosley erase a 2-0 halftime deficit, and an own goal provided the difference in Mosley’s 3-2 victory over Gulf Breeze in the Region 1-3A girls soccer quarterfinals at the Mike Gavlak Sports Complex on Thursday night.

Mosley (13-1-2) collected its eighth straight win and will head to West Florida — a 2-1 winner over Arnold earlier Thursday — next Tuesday for a regional semifinal showdown. Gulf Breeze’s season ended at 17-4-4.

Stevie-Marie Mullins lofted a corner kick to the far post in the 75th minute, and the kick resulted in an own goal when the ball deflected off of a Gulf Breeze defender and bounced into the back of the net.

Mosley advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2011 after suffering defeats in the quarterfinal round each of the past two years.

“We did it for each other,” Hallmon said. “We didn’t want to go out like that.”

Added Mosley coach Marek Betkowski: “It’s been difficult the last couple of years before we couldn’t keep the team healthy and viable to the last game. We always had somebody missing. This was the first time in a long time that we have had everybody ready to play.”

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