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Posted November 15, 2012 by in

The 2012 CCS Field Hockey final four featured Mitty, St. Francis, Gilroy and the top seed Los Gatos. Two high powered intense games with the top teams in the Bay Area.

Highlights Notes/Breakdown:

CCS Field Hockey Semi-Finals… four teams, two intense game and your looking at the number one seed the Los Gatos Wildcats doing their pre-game ritual… getting ready to take on the Lancers of St. Francis

First half, the Cats will strike first… Danielle Tatum gets the slow roller to go… Los Gatos takes a 1-0 lead
St. Francis would answer minutes later… Bridget Denzel takes the shot… blocked by the goalie… but Kristina Bassi slaps it back thru… Goalllll Lancers!!!! 1-1
Still in the first half… Kathleen Humphries on the move takes the shot and Melina Moore is right there for the goal!!!!  2-1 Los Gatos takes the lead… and they would hold on and advance to the championship
Let’s jump to the other game played earlier… Mitty Monarchs taking on Gilroy Mustangs…
First half action, Gilroy’s Morgan Rodgers #13 would draw the foul… resulting in a penalty corner…
So the Mustangs would get the opportunity on this power play… Alex Kachackji gets it to Emma Leach and Leach… one times it in… 1-0 Gilroy
Second Half, here comes Mitty… Nice defensive stop by Desiree Dei Rossi, and she’ll draw the foul…
Penalty corner for the Monarchs, Kelsey Hideshima to Agustina Singh… Singh with a perfect pass to Rossi…. GOAL Mitty they tie it up at 1-1
And we go to Overtime
Gilroy looking to get it thru in the closing seconds of the second Overtime period by Amy Crawford saves the day…
Both teams giving it all they got and this game will be decided in penalty strokes… with the score 3-3 after the first round of penalty strokes, Gilroy takes the lead with Leach getting it pass Crawford
Gilroy would keep the lead after this save by golie Jackie Jauregui
Next up for Gilroy, Cassidy Anderson…. and she’s blocked by Crawford
Mitty down by one, ties it with this…Rebecca Toy scores… 4-4
And this one was perhaps the difference maker… Kachackji takes the shot and hits the goal post…
Mitty with one more shot left… Brianna Soy…. GOOLLLLLL!!!!!  Soy brings it home for Mitty… the Monarchs will play Los Gatos for the CCS Field Hockey Championship and yes, Sports Focus will be there.

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ALF’s passion for shooting and editing has earned him several awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award for videography. He recently received two first place awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association in the Digital Media Sports Feature and Sports Videography categories. A 6-time Emmy recipient in five different categories: Director/Producer, Videography, Editing, Feature Segment and Sound Mixing, Alf has produced over 3,000+ video segments including several award winning documentaries and features.


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