I have blogged about the Homestead girls soccer team's run through the state tournament. This afternoon, they took the state title, edging a gutsy DePere team 3-2 in double overtime. The golden goal came in the 98th minute.
The kids from DePere deserve a lot of credit. They were completely outplayed but came within 2:59 of sending the game to penalties. That is one of the fascinating and frustrating things about soccer. Concentration and effort can keep a game in which the run of play is lopsided close on the board.
Congratulations again to our niece Monica Cooley (did I mention she scored the winning goal in the semis? I guess I did) and her teammates. They did something they'll never forget.