Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Millennium High Falcons soccer team played the Sacramento Country Day Cavaliers for the Division VII soccer title this morning in Elk Grove. After two scoreless 40-minute regulations sessions and two 10-minute overtime periods the game would be decided on penalty kicks. Each team would get five attempts and the best score would decide the season's champion. On the third kick from Sacramento Country Day Millennium goalie Daniel Yanez dove to his left and blocked the shot sending it bouncing back away from the net. The Millennium players including Yanez would score on all five of their kicks to give Millennium 5-3 win for the section title. The block by Yanez would prove to the difference for the Falcons and their first ever section title in any sport for the school.
The picture may not have the most dramatic action but it certainly has captured the play of the day and the season and is a moment worth remembering.