Boys Soccer defeat Colusa in playoffs

The boys soccer team is moving on to the championship after a nail-biting game that ended in multiple overtimes.
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Grayson Roberts played in the NSCIF Divission III Playoff against Colusa High School on Thursday, February 19.

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The Winters High School boys soccer team played in the second round of playoffs for the NSCIF Division III against Colusa High School on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The score of the game was 2-1, with the Warriors beating Colusa. The two goals were shot by Oscar Sanchez, one in regular play and the other in overtime. The first goal was assisted by Adrian Cruz, and the credit for the assist for the second goal went to Jesus Sanchez. In the first half a player from Colusa was yellow carded. After mouthing off to the referee, the yellow quickly became a red card. The Colusa player left the field and his team played the remainder of the  game a man down. Despite Colusa’s disadvantage on the field for the majority of the game and overtime periods, they played hard in an attempt to get the victory. The CIF rules for overtime in a playoff game states that there will be two ten minutes periods. If the score is still a tie at the end the first two overtime periods, there will be two five minute periods with a golden goal policy. The first team to score a goal, breaking the tie, wins. With seconds to go in the second five minute overtime period, Sanchez kicked the ball into the net, thus ending the game. The Warriors will move on to the the NSCIF Championship game. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 23 against Williams High School, the number three seeded team in the postseason, at 2 p.m. on the Shirley Rominger Field. The admission fees will be $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students.  ]]>

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