What started out as a defensive battle Gainesville vs Dalton it was after the 24 minute mark before a goal. It was Gainesville who got on the board with a Pedro Santos big goal. With 7 minutes left in the half it was still 1-0. Gainesville led at the half by that 1-0 score. The second half was much like the first. The only score was the goal by Santos in the first half until the 17 minute mark when Dalton was able to get a goal to tie the score at 1-1. The game stayed ties at the end of regulation 1-1. Overtime is two 5 minute periods if after that no score then the game is decided by PK’s.
In the first overtime period Gainesville took a 2-1 lead when Christian Rodriguez gets a goal off a free kick. Then at 2:45 Christian Rodriguez gets another goal off a Brandon Reyna FK to go up 3-1. The first OT period ended Gainesville 3 Dalton 0.
The second OT period again became a defensive battle. The score was 3-1 with 3:35 left in the game. Gainesville kept Dalton from scoring and the game ended with Gainesville going to the State Championship Game with a 3-1 score. Gainesville reaches the Championship game for the first time since 2012. The game will be Saturday in Macon At Mercer University at 7:30 vs Chattahoochee. Congratulations gentlemen on a great win! On To State!!! Go Big Red!!!