Kiwi Championship Soccer - 2010/10/24

On a beautiful Fall day in the Republic of Boulder, the Kiwi soccer team battled against the Huskies in the YMCA Junior Buff's Championship. It was a sensational game that went back-n-forth with the Huskies scoring a goal early and staying up 1-0 until two minutes were left in the game when the Kiwi's responded with a goal of their own.

The game ended in a tie, so it went to a shootout ... which after 5 shots from each team, was tied 2-2 so it then went to a "sudden-death" shootout with the first Kiwi kicker barely missing high ... and then the Husky dude punched an absolutely perfect kick into the top-right corner that was undefendable despite a fine effort by the Kiwi goalie.

While darn shame Kyle's team lost, a fantastic game that kept the fans standing & cheering throughout!
In addition to the pictures, see links to some hi-def videos at the bottom of the web page.

Boulder Flations grace the background as Coach Rodrigo gives pointers before the championship game

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Even the dog is listening to his soccer tips ...

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... or was Coach pointing out that the girls are playing on the other field?!? ;-)

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GAME ON - Kyle battling for control of the ball

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Kyle boots a monster goal kick - mouseover image to see it fly!

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Closeup of Kyle's monster goal kick - mouseover image again to see it fly!

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Trevor shows the fans how to REALLY do a throw-in!

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Hays also had excellent form, distance, and accuracy on his throw-ins

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Nikaash mixes it up on the soccer field

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Kolton dribbles it downfield through traffic

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Mouseover image to Kolton in action

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Kyle about to make a monster corner kick

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Mouseover image to see Kyle boot the corner kick

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Trevor boots a corner kick - mouseover image to see him send it flying

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Kyle does a throw-in - mouseover image to see focus on Flatirons

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Fans following the action - mouseover both images to see action

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Another view of that boot by Nikaash

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There was even what appeared to be some "kung-fu" on the soccer field! ;-)

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Britton was shutting down the other team with some great goal-keeping

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Kolton dribbling the ball down the field

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Kolton continues downfield with the ball

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Kyle being pursued as he also heads downfield

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Mouseover image to see Kyle battle for the ball

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Some wide-angle shots of the Kiwi's in action

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#13 needed some helping tieing his shoes! ;-)

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Game was a 1-1 tie when time expired ... so it was time for a shootout!

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Britton stopped anything close during the shootout - mouseover image to see him stop one

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Final team huddle after losing the shootout in double overtime

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Kiwi's were good sports despite a disappointing loss

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Click to see Hi-Def videos of Kiwi's in action in the championship game:
      Dirk "reporting live" at halftime - entertaining!
      Nikaash battles for the ball and scores a goal for the Kiwi's
      Various soccer action on the field: one - two - three
      Various penalty kicks: Timmy - Kyle - Trevor - Kolton via goale-cam
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