As one of the best goalkeepers in Fort Bend ISD, Karly Brightwell is expected to have great performances. That's why nobody is surprised by what the Elkins High School senior did on Friday night. Brightwell saved five shots in regulation and then five more after that as Elkins left its home field with a shootout victory over Dulles. The teams played to a scoreless draw during regulation. Elkins won the shootout, 3-2, after it went to an eighth shooter. Each team gets a point in the standings for the regulation tie. Elkins (0-2-1) gets an extra point for winning the shootout. Brightwell allowed a goal to Dulles' Kristen Badora to begin the shootout. She saved five of the next seven to give the Lady Knights a chance to win. "Not only is she a good goalie, she is a one-of-a-kind leader on this team," Elkins coach Chelsea Larsen said. "The girls have 100 percent faith in her ability going into the shootout. She was confident, and we were confident in her." Dulles (0-1-2) did not score again during the first five shooters of the shootout, but with goalkeeper Dana Layne almost equally up to the task as Brighwell, it looked like Badora's goal might be enough. Elkins' Kim Isaacson forced the sudden death shooters by scoring on Elkins' final attempt in regulation. Each goalkeeper made a save on the sixth shooter, and then Katherine Civitillo and Dulles' Samantha Mundy scored goals to force the eighth round. Sara Pena scored for Elkins, and then Brightwell stopped Melissa Finley's shot to clinch the victory for the Lady Knights. The shootout saves were nice, but no save was more clutch than the one she made in the first half. Dulles won a free kick about 20 yards away from the goal and outside the right post. Lena Rafeedie hit a high shot that dipped just under the cross bar. Brightwell backpedaled and punched it over the goal to save her clean sheet, and ultimately the game. "Every save I made is with the help of my team," Brightwell said. "We have to get out there and we have to score. Lady luck hasn't been on our side quite yet. This team is really developed and we're going to start winning games." The free kick was one of three Dulles had near the penalty area during the first half. The Lady Vikings had the edge during that time but never created anything else dangerous. They forced Brightwell to save three shots in the first half and two shots in the second half. The defense fared well and limited Elkins to six shots. Only one of those was on target. Dulles' Krista Picciotti had a game-high four shots, including a late free kick in a similar spot. Brightwell saved it to make it three straight games in which Dulles has not scored a goal. "We had some great passes, aggression and communication," Dulles coach Cholly Dubeau said. "That's everything we've been practicing. We just unfortunately weren't able to put one in the back of the net that counted. Overall I'm proud of the girls. There is no shame in this game tonight." Dulles still has a one-point lead on Elkins, but Elkins' first two games were against two of the top three teams in the district. The Lady Knights had leads against Austin and Kempner before losing to both. In the long run losses to those teams are not bad because most of the other teams in the district will lose to them. Getting an extra point out of Friday's game was significant because, like Elkins, Dulles is expected to be one of the teams in the hunt for the playoffs. "Kempner and Austin were hard losses for us, but we played well in those," Larsen said. "We're looking up at this point. Tonight is huge for our confidence."