Patrick Obley Staff writer @fo_pmo

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Terry Sanford girls soccer coach Karl Molnar couldn’t tell if Halie Blizzard said she was “nervous” or “nauseous” Friday when she skittered past him about 10 minutes into the Bulldogs’ Class 3-A fourth round tussle with Jacksonville.

“I was super nervous,” the freshman would say later. “I was nervous because it was a big game and I get nervous for games.”

Molnar pulled her out for a minute, then sent her back in. Then with 1.6 seconds left in the first half, Blizzard delivered what would be the game-winning strike in a 2-1 win.

“She wasn’t playing very well and I told her, ‘Halie, we need you to shake it off and go,’” Molnar said. “I gave her a sub, just the normal rotation, nothing particular, and then I just kind of pushed her back out there. Just figure it out and go.”

Blizzard took a crossing pass from Maiya Parrous and delivered a shot to just about the only place Jacksonville’s outstanding goalkeeper Megan Serrano couldn’t reach – the top crossbar.

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