sudden victory

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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

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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 Estevez rallied from 8-4 down to foce sudden victory with a late third period takedown before winning 32 seconds into overtime while Valledor entertained the crowd with an escape with 17 seconds left to earn a 2-1 win. Brant Parsons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "10 matches that blew us away at state duals - and 1 we wish could have happened," 21 Jan. 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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