Landslide Win for Men’s Soccer Against Green Valley
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On Tues, Sept 6, the Palo Verde Panthers varsity men’s soccer team had a 3-0 win against the Green Valley gators.
It was bright and sunny out, making the parents and sideline fans pull out their sunglasses, hats and umbrellas.
In the first half, there were two outstanding goals made by senior Nick Frost and freshman Tim Stephens. Along with the those plays, goalie Levi Lord had several saves. These saves were a mix of him jumping and blocking the ball as well as numerous dive saves.
When asked about his goal, Stephens said, “It felt amazing. There aren’t many other feelings that can beat scoring the opening goal in a game for your high school varsity team.”
The third game of the season proved to be of great importance for Stephens, and the current score was 1-0.
It was a great effort on Green Valley’s part, making each play last a while and getting the crowds going. Their team was constantly getting the ball, losing the ball, then regaining possession once more. It was a fantastic game to watch due to the high intensity of the game under the intensity of the sun.
The last goal of the game was a real awestruck moment for the fans was made by senior Nick Frost in a moment when the whole world seemed to stop and watch his goal go in without any grief– even the opposing team’s goalie. It took everyone by surprise, but they were happy for the player as it was his first goal. His goal made the overall match up be set at 3-0.
Frost was asked about his goal during the game which seemed to have a bit of a hidden value to him.
“It felt really good because that was my first goal that I had scored for Palo Verde soccer because I went to Faith Lutheran high school my freshman and sophomore year and wasn’t eligible last year to play for Palo due to transfer rules set by the NIAA.”
The score was then set to 2-0.
Goalie Lord had several saves, one in particular that really got the panthers and the fans of the panthers going wild.
Green Valley was given a penalty kick due to a mishap on Palo’s part, but when the pressure was on, our goalie was able save that goal with his right hand as he dove towards the corner of the net the ball was headed
Come support the panther’s men’s varsity team at their next home game Thursday, Sept 15 at 3:30!