The championship game was played late in the day Sunday, and the Sharks came back out at half time trailing the Fair Oaks Hawks, 2-0. They were able to find their groove and scored 2 goals to tie up the match, the first goal by Jordon Giusti assisted by midfielder Casey Sbrana and the second goal by midfielder Renee Patino off a strategically placed free kick by midfielder Spencer Kitchen.
The regulation "golden goal" overtime play of two five-minute sessions didn't give the Sharks enough time to bring them a victory so a penalty kick shoot off ensued, surprising everyone by going an amazing 18 rounds. The Hawks were able to edge out the Sharks to win the game by making their 14th successful penalty kick against the Sharks' fierce goalkeeper, Hunter Doliber.
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