Rick Frye drew a tough assignment for Hart High's Southern Section 3-A quarterfinal soccer game Friday afternoon against Esperanza.
The junior defenseman was asked to stop high-scoring forward Brent Bish. According to Hart's game plan, a ban on Bish would bring an end to Esperanza's undefeated season.
Frye could only watch, however, as Bish scored his 23rd goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to lead Esperanza to a 1-0 victory.
Hart Coach Wally McPheeters installed an unusual defense designed to suffocate Esperanza's offense, which had scored 86 goals this season. Hart (14-7-2) used only two forwards and dropped everyone else back on defense.