Thursday, the Gates-Chili boys took on the Spencerport Rangers soccer team at Gates stadium. I walked in just as the game started and was only able to stay for the first half. It gets darker much earlier now late in the season and the stadium lights don't help at all. Some photographers have told me they are now the worst in the county. Anyways, not much happened in the first half but after I left Spencerport scored twice to win 2-0.
Paul Morabito (2) scored both goals in the second half for Spencerport.
I like this shot of the Gates team making a wall on the direct kick. Everyone is moving except #10 who is standing firm. The funny part is the ball hit #10 on the kick.
There was some physical play as you can see in this shot.
Friday I decided to shoot the girls soccer team before the night football game. I knew this was the last 4:30 game for them and wanted to get shots with decent light. I was wrong as the rain fell hard all night and there were extremely dark skies. I only shot a few photos that were acceptable before the darkness was too much. They were also playing against Spencerport like the boys the following night. Spencerport has some great players and are a top team this year. The Rangers ended up winning 3-1 but Gates showed some toughness at the end scoring once and having some other close chances.
It was wet and slippery on the field as the rain was steady the whole game. Here a Ranger player gets a spike into a Spartans defender.