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Sports - January 11, 2008

Winter Turf is winning turf

Mustang Internazionale player Garrett O'Neil (at left) dribbles the ball downfield at last weekend's Winter Turf Invitational in a game against Placer United Gold that was won by the Mustangs, 2-1. In the same game, JJ Koski (top) fights for the ball.

Megan Gansey (right) of the girls U13 Mustang United 13 goes head-to-head against the goalie in an effort to score against the Bay Oaks Gold/Speed Demons, but nonetheless Bay Oaks prevailed, 3-0. The U-13 Mustang Blast Girls brought home a "Shutout" First Place Championship Win, after facing three aggressive opponents.

Everyone at the Mustang Soccer tournament - players, coaches, volunteers and fans - endured cold, high level winds with icy pelts of rain.

"Despite the weather conditions, it was an honor to play for the community and to be able to share our new soccer complex with family, friends and peers," said soccer fan Rebecca Rader. "A special thanks to not only the director of the Winter Turf, but to all of the dedicated volunteers that made this event happen."

Photos by Chris Scott/