sudden victory


Definition of sudden victory

: sudden death sense 2 Perrysburg senior Beth Glowacki scored with 3:41 left in double overtime to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 2–1 win over St. Ursula … . Glowacki's blast came from about 26 yards out and found the left corner of the goal in the sudden victory.— Mark Monroe Avazis faked high, shot low and scored the winning goal with two seconds left of the sudden victory third overtime …— Kenny DeJohn a sudden-victory goal

Examples of sudden victory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teammate Samad Al-Khatib stayed alive in the 170 bracket with a 10-8 sudden victory. Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle, "Foster’s Nwankwo captures second state wrestling title," 24 Feb. 2020 The state veteran finished strong, going 45-4 including an 8-6 win in sudden victory for third place. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Bryant, Higgins, Suarez golden at state wrestling," 24 Feb. 2020 Parker Bevilacqua lost a second-round heartbreaker in sudden victory against Milton's Mason Dutcher at 113 pounds, while Tyler Larsen won a wild 10-9 battle over Murphy McCutcheon of Franklin in the opening round at 182. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stache of the Titan: Mukwonago's Aric Bohn repeats as state wrestling champion," 25 Feb. 2018 Lawrence Thomas won his opening match in the 182-pound bracket by pin but lost 3-1 by sudden victory in overtime to Tyler Larsen of Muskego in the semifinals. Andrew Gruman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Just over a year after joining wrestling to improve as a football player, Wauwatosa's Austin Ertl is a state qualifier," 18 Feb. 2018 West put Harrison Brooks on his back, but Brooks eventually earned a 6-4 sudden victory in overtime. Andrew Gruman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mukwonago wrestling falls to Kaukauna in state quarterfinal dual," 9 Mar. 2018 Only a sudden victory defeat kept Carreon from a shot at third place. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Foster's Nwankwo completes undefeated season," 26 Feb. 2018 His 8-6 sudden victory in the semifinals clinched a 120 state spot. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "LCISD sends seven to state wrestling," 19 Feb. 2018 The two went to sudden victory tied at one before the Spartans star scored for a 3-1 triumph and her first state championship. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "De Leon, Holloway, Manibog win state titles," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sudden victory

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Sudden victory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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