10 Shot – HS Soccer – Golden at Denver North

HS Soccer – CHSAA 4A 2nd Round

The question going into this game was not who would win.  It was instead, when will Denver North’s Danny Bautista score a goal.  Bautista, who stayed in Denver to complete his senior year at Denver North after his family moved out of state, is leading the Vikings in scoring.  Coming into this second round game, Bautista had netted 24 goals of the Vikings 56 goals this season, including a hat trick in Denver North’s first round win a week earlier.  The other questions going into the game was, would Golden be able to hold Bautista down, and find the back of the net themselves.

The winner of this game would have a decent chance of making it to the final four and a potential championship game spot.  In the first half, Golden was able to hold down Bautista and the rest of the Vikings, but were unable to find the back of the net.  Going into halftime both teams were knotted at 0-0.  In the second half, it happened.  Bautista broke down the center of the field and was able to get past a defender and was one on one with the Golden goalkeeper.  Seconds later, he sailed the ball into the net for a Vikings goal.  For Golden, this deflated the team and they were not able to bounce back.  They had a nice chance to score, but a fantastic save by the Vikings senior goalkeeper Jorge Vega kept the Demons scoreless.  With a couple minutes left in the game, the Demons started playing for their lives, but every time they got the ball down field, Denver North was able to take control of the ball or clear it back down field.

The final whistle blew and Golden’s season was over.  Denver North moves on to face Ponderosa in the quarter finals.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Golden Demons junior defender Philip Katzman (11) chases down the ball in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Denver North Vikings at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior forward Danny Bautista (17) takes a free kick in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Golden Demons at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior defender Cristian Marquez (4) collects the ball in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Golden Demons at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior forward Danny Bautista (17) jump kicks the ball in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Golden Demons at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior defender Oscar Gonzalez (12) is taken down by Golden Demons junior defender Philip Katzman (11) in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado. Katzman received a yellow card for this play.

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Golden Demons junior defender Jacob Katzman (18) raises his foot high to collect the ball in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Denver North Vikings at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior goalkeeper Jorge Vega (1) dives to block a shot in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Golden Demons at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings senior midfielder Misael Lopez (7) jumps to head the ball in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game against the Golden Demons at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Golden Demons senior midfielder Donald Baiden (14) takes the ball past Denver North Vikings senior defender Cristian Marquez (4) in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado.

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

October 29, 2013: Denver North Vikings junior defender Federico Brunner (18) gets his head on the ball behind Golden Demons junior forward Mark Seaholm (14) in the CHSAA 4A Tournament Second Round Game at Denver North High School in Denver, Colorado.

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