It was almost like an old-school Nintendo video game cheat code, the way Rachel Harris saw the penalty shots coming during a penalty-kick shootout against Chino Hills in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
“You never see that,” Harris said.
But Harris, the Huntington Beach High senior goalie, did see all of those shots. And she blocked all of them.
She liked to say, ‘I don’t have to save it, they have to make it,’ but it was undoubtedly her stepping up in a big moment. The Oilers earned a 4-1 win in the shootout and advanced to the CIF semifinals for the first time in program...