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November 9, 2010 > Wolf Pack are Crossroads bound

Wolf Pack are Crossroads bound

Submitted By Pat Mapelli

After an amazing regular season, the Wolf Pack (an FC Fremont girls soccer club) followed it up with an amazing playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 6, to catapult themselves to the Crossroads Tournament in Dublin to see who will be the champions in District 3.

Wolf Pack knew that Saturday's playoff game was going to be anything but easy. They were playing the Predators, who they had played twice during the regular season and lost to them both times. Although the previous games were tough, the Wolf Pack was ready for this match.

The game was everything you would expect from a playoff game. Both teams played a strong defensive game with very few opportunities to shoot on goal; both teams went to their sidelines at halftime with the game tied at zero.

Much like the opening half, the second half started off like the first - with both teams playing a strong defensive line. Again, very few shots on goal and the second half ended the same as the first: scoreless. Since this was a playoff game, there had to be a winner, meaning two, five-minute overtime periods would be played. Neither team changed their strategy and the overtime period ended scoreless.

With the game knotted up after the two overtime sessions, penalty kicks would determine who would be the team to represent Fremont at the District 3 championship tournament. Each team picked their five players to take their kicks - all who were both excited and nervous. Goalkeepers from both teams had been outstanding all game and they continued to show their strength into the penalty kicks.

In a situation where the expectation is for the kicker to make their shot, the keepers stepped up and stayed strong. Ultimately, two goals were scored by the Wolf Pack to zero goals by the Predators. Unfortunately only one team can represent Fremont in the District 3 Championship, and this year it will be the Wolf Pack. Congratulations girls, you earned it.

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