2012 NIAA Girls Soccer Semifinals, Douglas vs. Reno, Carson vs. Spanish Springs

Double header NIAA Northern Division 1 Girls Soccer Semifinals today at Damonte Ranch High School.  Douglas faced Reno and Carson faced Spanish Springs.

Reno High took the win in the first semifinal 4-1 over Douglas.  Douglas, with a very young team will certainly be back in the coming years… I believe they have at least two starting freshman this year if not more and several starting sophomores… look for them to be back atop again next year….  Carson, in my opinion, easily won the second semifinal 3-0 against Spanish Springs.  These two met about two weeks ago at Carson with a much closer game (2-1 Carson) but today, Carson was playing with some urgency… urgency to move on to the next round in Vegas!

The Carson team that I’ve seen Tuesday at home and tonight at Damonte, if they show up to play like this will be needing to book their tickets to Vegas for the State Tournament next weekend for sure!  Again, well done ladies!

The Carson Girls play for the Regional Championship on Saturday at 2:00 PM back at Damonte… and they follow the Carson Boys who will play for the Regional Championship at noon.  Good luck Senators!

Here are some shot from the Girls Semifinals today…

Here I am again, playing around… 🙂  I was scouting setting up a remote… the clouds make this photo… I don’t think it would have near the interest without them… Yes, I’ve boosted the colors to make it a bit more punchy… this is the Reno goalkeeper warming up before the first semifinal….McKenna shooting her NIAA record tying 29th goal of the season… she’s a freshman…… some tough defending in the midfield from Douglas…To make it 3-1 Reno…And onto the Carson vs. Spanish Springs game… Once again, Ms. Sandage causing some trouble… she scored one tonight.  These two were also “featured” in my post from the Carson home game that I labeled “The Dance”… no arm grab in this one! 🙂Kenzie taking a shot on goal… She also netted one tonight (not on this shot…)

The lights at Damonte are… well, they’re parking lot lights, not stadium lights… I used settings on the camera tonight that I’ve never even thought of using to try to balance the color… and then they had a very strange fluctuation that I see frequently but just not like there… very strange stuff… Not really anxious to shoot there again at night! 🙂