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proper format for reporting a soccer score with penalties

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by RagingCanuck, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. RagingCanuck

    RagingCanuck Guest

    Team A beat Team B 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in regulation. What's the right format to report this in the story?
    Something like "1-1 (4-3)" or "4-3 (1-1)"?
  2. This should help you out. Check Big Buckin agate monkey's post. That is the way you should do it.

  3. RagingCanuck

    RagingCanuck Guest

    Awesome, thanks.
  4. Glad to be of service.
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I might not use the score in a hede if a match goes to penalties, but I would say who won or lost. If I had to include the score, I'd do 1-1 (4-3)

    Hede: Terps lose out on penalties after 1-1 draw
    In lede: "After 120 minutes of soccer only resulted in one goal each for Maryland and No. 8 Virginia Tech, the Terrapins lost after Virginia Tech outscored them 4-3 in penalty kicks."
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