COSTA MESA — Peter Salas could feel his stomach rumbling as he stepped off the field at Jim Scott Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Costa Mesa High senior goalie and his teammates on defense had been promised In-N-Out Burger if they shut out Estancia in the first Battle for the Bell game.
The Mustangs did so until the very end, when the Eagles converted a penalty kick in stoppage time, merely a footnote in Costa Mesa's 4-1 victory.
Salas looked at Mesa assistant Coach Chris Sullivan after the match.
"That was my clean sheet," said Salas, who made nine saves. "I still deserve In-N-Out."
Sullivan said the boys will still get their reward. The Mustangs can rent out the burger joint or do whatever they want after beating their crosstown rival for the first time since Jan. 31, 2007.
It's only Mesa's second win over Estancia in the last 10 years in boys' soccer, and it further hurts the Eagles' chances for their fifth straight Orange Coast League title.