Damonte Ranch High School hosted the 2016 NIAA 4A Northern Regional Championship Soccer matches on this BEAUTIFUL Northern Nevada Fall day, WOW is about all I can say for the conditions! I was chatting with Jay Beesemyer after the boys game how good the weather always seems to be for the Northern Region Championship games… we’re lucky! (watch, next year will be snowing… 🙂 )
I’m going to just flat out say it, MOST all of Northern Nevada missed great soccer games today… I unfortunately had to leave after the boys game but the boys game was hard fought as one would expect. Galena eeked out the win 1-0 on a 7th minute free kick… SUPER tough angle for the goal keeper to judge and even see the ball with the sun and that was the lone goal, that one minor detail that has so many countless times been the deciding factor in a game where the teams are so closely matched. Tough loss for Carson, great win for Galena who will for sure represent Northern Nevada well at the State Tournament next week in Vegas.
On to the photos… you’ll see very quickly the theme that jumped out at me… this was a battle…
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A very early celebration from a goal off a free kick… this would be the only goal of the match!
They fought this PAST the end line of the field… yea, it was a little scary as they were coming right at me… 🙂
I guess technically speaking that’s not REALLY legal… but… 🙂
A CRACKING shot on goal, hit the football uprights and rang out pretty loud… Love the determination on his face! Jay Beesemyer with the coveted trophy! Congrats Galena on a great season! Go represent Northern Nevada at the State Tournament!