Posted On July 12, 2014 by PUSC
Early Friday morning, while alarm clocks were buzzing and coffee was brewing in Placer County, a yellow submarine had launched and was busy firing shots at the NPL champions from Houston Texas, as day two of the NPL National final in North Carolina was under way.
After a good night’s sleep, it was obvious from the start that the crew in yellow had come out to the soccer field ready to play. Standing on the other end of the field ready to stop the sub from launching were large waves of blue jerseys. The manicured flat green surface really suited the boys game as they steadily began to navigate their way around a tightly knit defense.
In the 11th minute, the breakthrough came as James Ramos rose like an orca out of the water, and beat the keeper to a cross with his head to fire the team into a 1-0 lead. That first goal really settled down the team as the game now began to take place more and more in the opposition’s half. At the helm, and leading by example, were Captain Corban Anderson and Captain Christian Guzman who were busy navigating a pathway through the sea of blue in their quest to reach the NPL National Final. With fifteen minutes left in the first half, the torpedoes came in quick succession as goals from Corban Anderson, Gonzalo Garcia and Brayden Sullivan had the Placer boys 4-0 up at the end of half whistle.
The second half saw more of the same as the yellow sub was now permanently anchored in the attacking half of the field. The boys kept to the game plan and continually pinged the ball around at great pace which resulted in Max Fereira, Kristian Heptner and Diego Buenrostro all getting on the score sheet as the game ended 7-0 for Placer United.
The game was an excellent display of teamwork and continued where the boys left off the day before, as nine different players have now scored ten goals over the first two games.
Way to go boys! Go Placer!