Squaw Valley Academy wins Feather River Soccer League championship | SierraSun.com

Squaw Valley Academy wins Feather River Soccer League championship

Courtesy photo(Left to Right): Kevin Vahedi, Sung Ah Kim, Chris Kerr, Andrew Huysmans, Alex Petterson, Coach Mike Kahlich, Russell Molina, John Levangie, Kaleigh Dennehy, Gui Fonseca, Russell Quayle, Nic Petrick, Nick LeBar, James Prescott.

Olympic Valley, CA (Nov. 1, 2004) ” In a league championship twice delayed because of bad weather, the Squaw Valley Academy Bears (10-1-1) scratched and clawed their way through a muddy, tightly contested finale to beat Quincy High School (9-3) last Friday for the Feather River League title.

Neither team was able to capitalize on wildcard opportunities to play at the Northern California Regional Championships in Redding on Oct. 23, so these No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams wanted redemption and a chance to win the league championships ” a first for Squaw Valley Academy in many years.

Goalkeepers for Quincy and SVA had busy first-halves as both teams rallied for an offensive advantage. Nic Petrick stopped close to 10 shots and solidified SVA’s defensive stance, while Andrew Huysmans gave SVA the advantage they wanted with a streaking shot at goal from near the foul line.

Shortly after the second half began, Quincy tied the game, setting the stage for calculated play and a nail-biting close to this highly anticipated season finale. With just 10 minutes to spare, Huysmans scored his 13th goal of the season and jump-started an all-out defensive effort by the entire SVA team to successfully preserve the 2-1 lead.

Founded in 1978 at Lake Tahoe, SVA is a college-preparatory school nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. The boarding and day co-educational school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

In addition to the Winter Independent Study program, SVA has full-year boarding and day academic and outdoor education programs for grades 6-12. For more information, go to http://www.sva.org or call (530) 583-1558.

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