The Santa Clarita Blue Heat fought and fought against a staunch Grand Rapids defense, but upon the final whistle in extra time, reality set in. The local pro-am team had fallen to Grand Rapids FC 3-1 on Saturday in the United Women’s Soccer Championship in Grandville, Michigan. “It just didn’t hit you until that final whistle,” said defender Lauren Sesselmann. “Going into overtime, we never expected it, but I don’t think either team expected it. Sometimes that’s the nature of sports.” Santa Clarita, who entered as the defending UWS national champions, struck first, with Kodi Lavrusky scoring off in the 14th minute for a 1-0 lead.