Mesquite, Nevada (1/15/2017)
In what is becoming a recurring theme here at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex, the wind was blowing all day long. The wind combined with some on and off rain showers kept everyone nice and cold throughout the day. Luckily, once again the action on the field kept things hot. In what was the last day of group play, each team seemed to have that extra little motivation that comes from knowing a spot in the quarterfinals could be on the line.
The day was filled full of goals, saves, and excitement.Some of the best moments however came from the fans and players. The amount of respect and sportsmanship shown throughout the day by both winners and losers was good to see.
Some of the matches of the day were:
In the U13 Bracket, one of the most entertaining games of the day ended in a shootout as the quarterfinal match between USA Premier 04B TT and Forza FC 04 JR went 8 shooters deep before Forza was able to claim victory. Other quarterfinal winners included: Forza FC West 04 PS, Provo Athletic Club 04B Premier and Wasatch SC 04B WS
In the U14 Bracket, the quarterfinal match between Utah Surf 03 FS, and Fire FC 03 Blue featured 7 combined goals in a back and forth affair which ended 4-3 in favor of Fire FC. Other quarterfinal winners included: Sparta 03 DF, Rampage Black 03 MS
All semi-finals and finals will be played on Monday. You can see a full schedule and scores HERE